by Countable | 3.13.19
Update - March 13, 2019, 2:45pm:
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes that were involved in two recent crashes.
"Those planes are grounded effective immediately," Trump told reporters. "Safety is our paramount concern."
Countable's earlier story appears below.
“The Boeing 737 Max 8 is a major driver of Boeing profits. In the coming weeks and months, Congress should hold hearings on whether an administration that famously refused to stand up to Saudi Arabia to protect Boeing arms sales has once again put lives at risk for the same reason. But that is a question to be answered another day,” Warren said. “Today, immediately, the FAA needs to get these planes out of the sky.”
“It’s worrisome, but we have to defer to our experts,” Schatz said.
“Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the 737 Max. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets,” Boeing said. “We’ll continue to engage with them to ensure they have the information needed to have confidence in operating their fleets.”
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