Boeing Statement on U.S. National Transportation Safety Board 787 Investigation Update

Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:54pm EST

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SEATTLE,  Jan. 24, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) welcomes the progress
being made in the 787 investigation discussed today by the U.S. National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in  Washington, D.C.  The regulatory and
investigative agencies in the U.S. and  Japan  have dedicated substantial
resources to these investigations, and we appreciate their effort and

Boeing continues to assist the NTSB and the other government agencies in the
U.S. and  Japan  responsible for investigating two recent 787 incidents. The
company has formed teams consisting of hundreds of engineering and technical
experts who are working around the clock with the sole focus of resolving the
issue and returning the 787 fleet to flight status. We are working this issue
tirelessly in cooperation with our customers and the appropriate regulatory and
investigative authorities. The safety of passengers and crew members who fly
aboard Boeing airplanes is our highest priority.

In order to ensure the integrity of the process and in adherence to
international protocols that govern safety investigations, we are not permitted
to comment directly on the ongoing investigations. Boeing is eager to see both
investigative groups continue their work and determine the cause of these
events, and we support their thorough resolution.  

Boeing deeply regrets the impact that recent events have had on the operating
schedules of our customers and their passengers.

Marc Birtel
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 425-266-5822

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