Big week for Boeing

Sept. 15, 2020
When it comes to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, two things are happening simultaneously in the next few weeks, report Sam Mintz and Stephanie Beasley for Politico.

WASHINGTON - Boeing back in the hot seat: When it comes to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, two things are happening simultaneously in the next few weeks: Regulators around the world are nearing the end of their processes to approve the plane to fly again. And lawmakers in Congress are narrowing in on legislation aiming to prevent such disasters from happening again, report Sam Mintz and Stephanie Beasley for PoliticoContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

September 15, 2020 -In addition to action in Washington, Politico reports that EASA in Europe have completed test flights and will hold a Join Operations Evaluation Board meeting over nine days with their counterparts from the U.S., Canada, and Brazil. Back in D.C., the House Transportation Committee is expected to release a report with statements from a pair of Boeing executives following closed-door interviews.

Boeing provided the following statement to Politico about the interviews: " “Given the breadth of their responsibilities, Mr. (Keith) Leverkuhn and Mr. (Michael) Teal were not, and could not have been, involved in every design decision and necessarily relied on engineering specialists to perform the detailed design and certification work associated with individual systems. That design process among technical experts is an integral and essential part of aircraft development, and numerous independent reviews have confirmed that the process complied with the FAA’s certification requirements at that time.”

Related: Boeing’s Max not likely to return until mid-2020 at the earliest

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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