Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is anticipated to offer apologies to the families of crash victims on Tuesday during a Senate hearing, following allegations that the company prioritized profits over safety. The hearing, titled 'Boeing’s Broken Safety Culture,' comes after a previous session in April by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, where a Boeing engineer claimed he faced repercussions for raising concerns about the safety of the 787 Dreamliner and 777. Calhoun’s testimony marks his first before a congressional panel since a January incident involving a 737 MAX, which led to an emergency landing after a fuselage panel failure, plunging the company into crisis. US investigators continue to examine the incident with the Alaska Airlines plane. On Tuesday morning, the Senate committee revealed further complaints from Boeing employees, including a whistleblower's concern that Boeing's lenient policies on damaged or inadequate parts could result in a catastrophic event, as per a subcommittee memo. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, presiding over the session, noted that the numerous complaints indicate a culture where those who speak up are silenced and sidelined, while blame is shifted downwards. Calhoun, who was brought in to reform the company, has instead deflected blame and catered to shareholders, according to Blumenthal. Calhoun has previously apologized for the Alaska Airlines incident and has implemented production halts and other measures to enhance safety and quality control. In his opening statement, Calhoun highlighted Boeing’s anti-retaliation policies and commitment to improving. 'Our culture is far from perfect, but we are taking action and making progress,' Calhoun stated. 'We understand the gravity, and we are committed to moving forward with transparency and accountability, while elevating employee engagement.' At the April 17 hearing, witnesses depicted a troubling scenario of a company that ignored safety concerns and marginalized critics in pursuit of faster production and greater profits. The key witness, engineer Sam Salehpour, publicly accused the company of flawed manufacturing processes that could lead to premature fatigue in the Dreamliner, potentially causing a catastrophic accident due to significant gaps in the plane’s assembly. Boeing has defended the 787’s safety through extensive testing. Senators Blumenthal and Ron Johnson have requested records from Calhoun to clarify Salehpour’s allegations about the 787 and 777, as well as documents related to Boeing’s whistleblower policies and procedures. The senators also sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker regarding these allegations and other ongoing Boeing-related issues, including a six-week FAA audit following the Alaska Airlines incident. The Senate panel disclosed additional worker complaints, including a new whistleblower, Sam Mohawk, who alleged that Boeing concealed improperly stored parts from federal aviation inspectors to avoid costs associated with increased storage and staffing. Family members of those lost in the 2018 and 2019 MAX crashes, which claimed 346 lives, will also participate in the hearing. 'I flew from England to Washington, DC, to hear firsthand what the Boeing CEO has to say about any safety improvements at the company,' said Zipporah Kuria, who lost her father in the 2019 crash. 'I also continue to urge the US government to hold Boeing and its executives criminally accountable for the deaths of 346 people. We will not rest until we see justice.' Calhoun, accompanied by Boeing Chief Engineer Howard McKenzie, expressed sorrow to the MAX families in his written remarks, stating 'we are deeply sorry for your losses.'