Cantwell Statement on New Boeing Internal Communications

January 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released the following statement regarding the newly released internal communications. 

“I am deeply concerned by what is revealed in these newly-released communications. They indicate a motivation to work around the FAA and foreign regulators, and to deemphasize any differences between the 737 NG and MAX to prevent stricter training requirements. Safety can’t be short-changed by concerns with schedules or training costs. Boeing needs to immediately produce any other related communications and I hope Chairman Wicker will accommodate a hearing to discuss needed aviation improvements.”