Schumer wants Boeing off FAA committee amid investigations

2019-04-01 12:46

US Senator Chuck Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes.

Senate Democratic Leader Schumer said that Boeing should be suspended from the Aviation Rule-making Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations on airline industry regulations.

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He also wants the membership and activities of the committee to be made public and suggested further reforms to the committee.

Congress is looking closely at the relationship between Boeing and the FAA after two recent deadly crashes.

Both crashes involved a Boeing jet green-lighted by the US regulator, which relied heavily on safety assessments made by Boeing employees.

The FAA declined to comment. A representative for Boeing was not immediately available.

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