Boeing has introduced several changes among its top engineering team as it works to deal with the fallout from the two 737 MAX 8 crashes and the grounding of the MAX series.
John Hamilton has been named as chief engineer, whereas previously he was both a vice-president and chief engineer. In his new role, he will focus on the crash investigations into Lion Air flight on 29 October and, Ethiopian Airlines on 10 March.
“Hamilton will be responsible for bringing the necessary engineering resources and capabilities together from across the company to work through the major accident investigations and other technical risks impacting commercial aircraft products and businesses,” according to the company’s website.
In a further move, Lynne Hopper is now vice-president of engineering, having previously led Boeing Test & Evaluation.
Hamilton was previously the vice-president/chief project engineer for Boeing’s 737 programme.