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FAA Under Scrutiny for Allowing Boeing 737 Max Jets to Operate

March 17, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) Under Scrutiny for Allowing Boeing 737 Max Jets to Operate

Washington, DC – according to, the FAA is being criticized for allowing Boeing 737 Max jets to take to the skies following the Ethiopian Airlines accident that occurred this past weekend.

While many countries trust and follow the lead of the FAA, they are now criticizing the agency, noting that it should not have allowed this type of aircraft to fly given the Ethiopian Airlines crash as well as the Boeing 737 Max 8 Lion Air accident that occurred just five months ago in Indonesia.  

The FAA continues to maintain, in an official statement, that there is no reason for them to disallow Boeing 737 MAXs to fly. According to the FAA, “[t]hus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provide no basis to order grounding of the aircraft.”

According to the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, "[i]n the coming days, it is absolutely critical that we get answers as to what caused the devastating crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and whether there is any connection to what caused the Lion Air accident just five months ago."

The FAA has apparently become complacent with manufacturers of airplanes as well as airlines when instead, it would be more focused on safety, according to the aviation advisor for Consumer Reports.  

Per Consumer Reports’ website and magazine, they are calling upon airlines and the FAA to ground the Boeing 737 Max aircraft until the investigation of the Ethiopian Airlines crash is completed, in order to determine whether it experienced the same issues as that of Lion Air, of which occurred in October of 2017.

As provided by the aviation advisor for Consumer Reports, "[the FAA has] not presented any evidence that the problems that we've seen with these two crashes are not problems that could potentially exist here in the U.S."

As noted above, many continue to criticize the FAA for their support of the manufacturer of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

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