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Chair DeFazio Releases Statement on Newly-Released Report on Certification Process for the Boeing 737 MAX

Jan 16, 2020
Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statements regarding the newly-released report on the certification process for the Boeing 737 MAX.

“Our Committee’s investigation has already revealed multiple junctures at which the current certification process failed, and as I’ve made clear, I intend to propose legislative fixes to ensure safety always comes first,” said Chair DeFazio. “I appreciate the special committee’s review of the certification process and I will take the recommendations into account as Congress considers changes. But I want to be very clear: 346 people died because the system failed. Despite the wishes of industry, it would be the height of irresponsibility to leave the ODA system as is and just hope for the best the next time. Not addressing the failures head-on would be a grave mistake and that will not happen on my watch.”

For more information on the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the design, development and certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, click here.