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Boeing CEO admits company has been ‘far from perfect' after a flood of safety lapses

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Boeing CEO will apologize for safety failures and admit to problems with safety culture in Senate testimony. He denies claims of retaliation against whistleblowers. Boeing has faced federal investigations and congressional hearings since a January incident that damaged its reputation. This hearing is the latest on safety issues at Boeing, and the first time the CEO is testifying in his four-year tenure. One Boeing engineer raised concerns about defective planes and facing pressure not to speak up. The CEO denies this and emphasizes the company’s commitment to employee empowerment and a strict no-retaliation policy. The CEO will also apologize for the victims of fatal crashes and an Alaska Airlines incident. He plans to retire this year.