Tributes have been paid to Lew Platt, who as Boeing’s non-executive chairman until June steered the company through a flurry of boardroom crises, and has died aged 64. A Boeing board member, Platt was made chairman in 2003 following chief executive Phil Condit’s resignation. When Condit’s successor Harry Stonecipher quit after revelations of an office affair earlier this year, Platt took on the running of the company with stand-in chief executive James Bell, before becoming lead director in June.

Source: Flight International