Alaska Airlines has issued an update explaining its next steps with regards to the 737-9 MAX aircraft quality assurance, highlighting that it will enhance its own quality oversight of Alaska aircraft on the Boeing production line. Speaking in a media briefing on January 18, Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci confirmed that the airline will “initiate and enhance [its] own layers of quality control to the production of [its] airplanes.” Alongside adding “more experienced professionals to the teams that validate work and quality on the production line for the 737,” Boeing’s personnel will also partner with Alaska’s maintenance team “on the

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