FAA Administrator Dickson Testifies Before House Committee Written 12 December 2019


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Aerospace America reports that Wednesday’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing revealed that a “previously unreleased FAA analysis completed after the crash in Indonesia of a Boeing MAX 737...warned of ‘as many as 15 future crashes within the life of the fleet,” according to Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR). FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, testifying at the hearing, indicated that the FAA “believed that an emergency airworthiness directive published within days of the Indonesia crash sufficed.” The FAA “did not ground the planes until three days after the second crash, in March of this year.” In response, DeFazio said, “I don’t know why this airplane wasn’t grounded after the analysis was done.” He added that the FAA had “rolled the dice of the safety of the traveling public.”
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