Texas investigates Boeing supplier's DEI commitments amid string of air travel scares | 29 March 2024 | Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced an investigation into Boeing parts supplier Spirit AeroSystems regarding its operations, as well as the company's diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Spirit AeroSystems is one of the largest manufacturers of aircraft parts in the world and makes the fuselages for the Boeing 737 and 787, as well as the Airbus A350 and the wings for the A220. The company's work with Boeing has faced scrutiny in the wake of the midair blowout of a 737 Max 9's door plug panel. Paxton notified Spirit AeroSystems of the investigation in a letter requesting that the company produce documents related to manufacturing defects in its products. He is also calling for the company to produce documents related to its DEI commitments and whether those commitments are compromising its manufacturing processes. "The potential risks associated with certain airplane models are deeply concerning and potentially life-threatening to Texans," Paxton said in a press release.

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