"I see greatness in this company but I also see opportunities to be better. Much better", Calhoun said.
But others have noted that Calhoun has hands-on experience in industrial leadership, having overseen a General Electric division that oversaw aircraft engines, rail, among other units. His fellow directors described him Monday as the right fit for CEO.
Boeing said it was confident that Mr Calhoun was the right person "to strengthen Boeing's safety culture, improve transparency and rebuild trust".
Former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was sacked last month. The disasters led to a global grounding for the jet and criticism of the company's cosy relationship with its regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration.
"Boeing must keep innovating to succeed", Calhoun said.
Wichita, Kansas-based Spirit AeroSystems announced the layoffs Friday, saying the job cuts will eliminate 20% of its US workforce. US airlines have canceled Max flights into early April or later.
"There is no question that the Boeing situation, it is going to slow down the GDP numbers", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday, referring to the measure of economic growth.
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Families are entitled to demonstrable damage up to an initial threshold of $ 232,000 without having to prove a mistake. In 1989, the Iranian government made such a claim against the United States for the shooting of Iran Air Flight 655.
Boeing meanwhile said it would continue to pay workers producing the 737 MAX during the production stoppage, though some may be reassigned temporarily.
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The compensation figures were disclosed in a regulatory filing late on Friday during a hard week for Boeing when it also released hundreds of internal messages - two major issues hanging over the company before new chief executive David Calhoun starts on Monday.
In one email, an employee said the 737 Max was "designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys".
In April 2017, two employees exchanged instant messages expressing concerns about the Max's flight management computer.
It is not clear when regulators will let the Max fly again. It is facing multiple investigations following the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Before both crashes, the software pushed down the plane's nose based on a faulty readings from a single sensor. It is also considering raising more debt.
Boeing's problems aren't limited to jetliners, either. An interim CEO took over for three weeks while Calhoun, who was most recently a private-equity executive, cut ties to other companies.