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Boeing defends its planes' safety ahead of whistleblower hearing

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Boeing is taking measures to address safety concerns about its planes amid an upcoming whistleblower hearing in the Senate. The hearing follows reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating allegations made by a Boeing engineer regarding shortcuts in the manufacturing process of the company’s 777 and 787 Dreamliner jets. The engineer stated that the risk of catastrophic failure will increase as the planes age. Boeing held a briefing to address the allegations and pre-emptively respond to the engineer’s claims. The company has been under scrutiny in recent years, particularly after the grounding of the 737 Max following fatal crashes.