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Boeing Deploys Executive to Rolls-Royce to Help End 787 Engine Crisis

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin D Katz
Boeing Deploys Executive to Rolls-Royce to Help End 787 Engine Crisis

Boeing Co. has dispatched a prominent executive to help Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc work through escalating engine problems that have grounded dozens of 787 Dreamliners. Keith Leverkuhn is serving as Boeing’s eyes and ears at Rolls factories in Singapore and Derby, England, where the Trent 1000 engine is manufactured and being repaired. Leverkuhn, an engineer with expertise in propulsion, is best-known for steering Boeing’s 737 Max through development to its commercial debut a year ago, months ahead of schedule.