Boeing appreciative of NTSB efforts, unable to comment

SEATTLE, 25 Jan. 2013. Boeing (NYSE:BA) issued a statement following the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) press conference in Washington, D.C., this week.

Boeing welcomes the progress being made in the 787 investigation, according to the statement. It reads:

“The regulatory and investigative agencies in the U.S. and Japan have dedicated substantial resources to these investigations, and we appreciate their effort and leadership.

“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.”

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