Aviation Safety and the Future of Boeing’s 737 MAX

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Aviation Safety and the Future of Boeing’s 737 MAX,” at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This hearing is intended to examine issues associated with the design, development, certification, and operation of the Boeing 737 MAX following two international accidents in the last year. The committee will first hear from Boeing on actions taken to improve safety and the company’s interaction with relevant federal regulators. The second panel will follow and be comprised of government officials and aviation experts to discuss the status of Boeing 737 MAX and relevant safety recommendations.

 Witness Panel 1:

  • Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company, accompanied by:
    • Mr. John Hamilton, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Witness Panel 2:

  • The Honorable Robert Sumwalt, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
  • The Honorable Christopher Hart, Chairman, Joint Authorities Technical Review

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in the Hart Senate Office Building 216. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Maria Cantwell


  • Mr. Dennis Muilenburg

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Boeing Company
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  • The Honorable Robert Sumwalt

    National Transportation Safety Board
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  • The Honorable Christopher Hart

    Joint Authorities Technical Review
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