Congressman Steve Cohen D-Tenn. is looking on the Federal Aviation administration to floor Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in the U.S. to verify in the event that they are secure to fly following the deadly Ethiopian airways crash.
Cohen is a chief affiliate of the House Subcommittee on Aviation.
He sent a letter to the current FAA ambassador Daniel Elwell on Tuesday March 12, 2019, saying he became concerned, mostly about the FAA no longer grounding the 737 Max 8 airplanes after a blast that killed 157 people this week and a further 737 Max 8 crash in October in Indonesia that killed all 189 Americans on board. An ETSU Quillen College of Medicine student was amongst the 157 killed in Ethiopia airplane crash
“Boeing 737 Max 8 planes accept already been grounded in Europe, Asia, South the United States and Africa,” Cohen wrote. “The FAA may still be main the realm in aviation safety, not dragging its feet.”
Currently, 54 diverse carriers fly an estimated 350 of the 737 Max 8 aircraft. in keeping with the FAA and Boeing, American airlines and Southwest airways are the handiest two domestic carriers flying the 737 aircraft. American airlines currently operates at least 24 of the planes and talked about in a statement following Sunday’s blast that they haven’t any affairs to floor them at this moment.
“American airways extends our condolences to the families and friends of these on board Ethiopian airlines flight 302. We will closely monitor the investigation via Boeing and the National Transportation Safety Board,” the airline said.
Southwest airlines, which operates at least 31 of the planes, also pointed out they might now not be grounding any of them.
Written By Parris Winfrey
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