Boeing Received No New Orders for Aircraft in April

  • Boeing Received No New Orders for Aircraft in April

Boeing Received No New Orders for Aircraft in April

He tells the Senate Commerce Committee considering his confirmation that he will make an iron-clad commitment that his service would be to the American public. He also says he wouldn't hesitate to take enforcement action against a company if he's confirmed. Multiple probes have been opened into Boeing's handling of the plane's production and the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight.

Major US carriers have said they expect to resume flights on the 737 MAX in August, but that timeframe is contingent on FAA approval of the upgrade.

"We're not going to do it until it's safe", Elwell said.

The FAA has been criticized for allowing employees of aircraft manufacturers to do safety inspections of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. He cited a Wall Street Journal story that claimed an internal review had found that senior FAA officials did not participate in or monitor crucial safety assessments of MCAS.

The airline's pilots union urged Boeing officials to make a fix to the planes during a November 27 meeting at the union's headquarters, less than a month after a 737 Max 8 crashed off the coast of Indonesia, according to recordings obtained by the Dallas Morning News, the New York Times and CBS News.

The unidentified Boeing official responded that knowing about the system would not have changed the outcome of the crash. She said regulators should wait until the accident investigations are finished -something that could take many months- "and it is possible that these planes should never go back in the air".

On Wednesday, a Congressional committee will question the Federal Aviation Administration, over the certification of the 737 Max.

The pilots countered: "We're the last line of defence to being in that smoking hole, and we need the knowledge".

The FAA has faced criticism for approving flight-control software for the Boeing 737 Max.

In audio obtained by CBS News, members of AA's pilots' union quizzed Boeing officials about the system - knowns as MCAS - in a tense meeting in November previous year, weeks after a Lion Air Max crashed in Indonesia and four months before the loss of an Ethiopian Airlines Max. Two of the planes have crashed in the past year in Ethiopia and Indonesia, killing 346 people.

"Our team continues to work collaboratively with the FAA, Boeing and the Allied Pilots Association in this process".

Boeing has been working in recent weeks to develop a software update to the 737 MAX that would limit the power of the MCAS software.

Representative Rick Larsen, a Washington Democrat who chaired the hearing, said he would press for answers to ensure safety.