New Boeing CEO says company must do much better

Dave Calhoun, head of private equity portfolio operations for Blackstone Group LP, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York.
Dave Calhoun, head of private equity portfolio operations for Blackstone Group LP, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Calhoun discussed optimism among CEOs, the need for U.S. infrastructure development, and business returning to private equity. Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Boeing’s new CEO says the company must improve its culture and its repair its business.

Dave Calhoun, who began his post as CEO of Boeing Monday, sent an email to all of Boeing’s employees, vowing to listen to them, customers and regulators.

“I … see opportunities to be better. Much better,” he said. “That includes engaging one another and our stakeholders with greater transparency, holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of safety and quality.”

He said the company’s top priority is getting approval for the 737 Max to fly again.

“We’ll get it done, and we’ll get it done right,” he said.

Boeing’s bestselling jet has been grounded since March, following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.