“Recent events have been a deep reminder of the importance of our enduring values at Boeing: safety, quality and integrity, even more so in the difficult times we face now,” Mr. Muilenburg said at the beginning of the call. “Our work demands the utmost excellence.”
Analysts expect that Boeing will seek to reassure stakeholders about its commitment to safety.
“In our view, investors are a secondary audience for Wednesday’s call, as regulators, members of Congress and their staffs, and the press and the public are all key constituencies for Boeing to address, with the focus likely to be on processes for insuring safety and quality,” analysts for J.P. Morgan wrote in a note on Monday.
Mr. Calhoun has suggested that he is not concentrating on Boeing’s financial performance at the moment.
“This is not the time to be talking about what I can or can’t hit with respect to deliveries,” he said in an interview on CNBC on Jan. 10, in response to a question about ramping up production of the Max planes. “My job right now is solely focused on, let’s get the safety issue understood and fixed.”
Peter Eavis contributed reporting.