Senators Grill FAA Officials for Failing to Ground Boeing 737 MAX Jets

HeadlineAug 02, 2019

On Capitol Hill, senators grilled leaders of the Federal Aviation Administration Wednesday amid reports they failed to ground Boeing 737 MAX passenger jets — even though they knew about software flaws that led to a pair of deadly crashes. This is Rhode Island’s Jack Reed, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Transportation Subcommittee, addressing Ali Bahrami, the head of the FAA’s Aviation Safety office.

Sen. Jack Reed: “The FAA, we expect you to basically be the person or entity that stands up and says, 'This aircraft is completely safe to fly, that there are no further corrections necessary, or if there are, they are being undertaken.' That does not appear to be the case in this situation.”

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