Lindblad is the second head of the 737 program, Boeing's largest source of profit, to leave the job in less than two years. The company noted that this leadership shuffle is in no way related to the program's crisis.
American Airlines Group Inc. operates 24 Max jets and had planned for 40 by year-end.
Based on recent newsflow about continued grounding of the planes after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the broker expects the disruption to the Boeing airframe build rate will persist to the year end. As of writing, the jets in question remain grounded worldwide.
"We agree with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) that we must take action on this and we're already working on the required software", Mr Muilenburg said. The recertification was initially forecasted to arrive next month but most industry analysts believe it won't be rolled out until late this year.
Boeing's 737 plant in Renton, Washington.
"Over the past three decades, Eric has made an impact on countless employees and has led some of the biggest bets of our business, " he said.
It seems that Boeing's mountains keep piling up as it lawyers of families of the victims in the crashes that took a total of 346 lives accused the company of persuading these families to sign a document that will block their hopes of getting compensated.
Panorama has stumbled on that other relatives signed identical agreements after two other crashes, stopping them from suing Boeing in the United States courts.
Here is no longer the first time that Boeing has benefited from controversial liberate and discharge paperwork.
He added that families had been doubtlessly entitled to millions of bucks in compensation. Jenks previously managed the Boeing 787, which was grounded in 2013 after batteries overheated on several planes. The turbulence is apparently taking its toll.
Fiji Airways said it had been in regular contact with Boeing and that it had confidence in the manufacturer to fix the problems.