This editorial will appear in Wednesday’s print edition.
Boeing’s announcement on Monday that Scott Carson is leaving his post as CEO of the company’s troubled airplane business could be just the shakeup it needs.
Carson, who presided over the Dreamliner program that has broken company records for sales and delays, appears to be leaving of his own accord.
Analysts say the timing doesn’t indicate an ouster. The announcement comes days after the company had just restored some stability to its Dreamliner program by releasing a new timeline. Observers say that if the Boeing board were inclined to fire Carson for performance reasons, it would have done so long ago.