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The Lever: GOP Hopeful Nikki Haley Involved in Blocking Boeing 2020 Transparency Initiative

HeadlineJan 12, 2024

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into Boeing and whether the company “failed to ensure” its 737 MAX 9 planes were safe, following last week’s incident in which a cabin panel blew off during an Alaska Airlines flight, causing the cabin to depressurize. The FAA has since grounded the MAX 9 pending inspection of the aircrafts. Meanwhile, passengers from Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 have sued Boeing for injuries sustained during the ordeal.

In related news, The Lever is reporting Republican presidential hopeful and former Boeing board member Nikki Haley helped quash a proposal to compel Boeing to be more transparent about its spending. The measure sought to uncover whether Boeing’s lobbying led to more lax regulations in the wake of two major crashes in 2018 and 2019, which killed 346 people in total.

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