Top officials at world’s largest aircraft manufacturer –Boeing – are expected to appear before the US Senate committee on aviation and space to answer queries about the two Boeing jets crashes. The lawmakers are seeking answers on why the two 737 Max jets crashed and the link between the two incidents.
The panel of senators will also question officials at the Federal Aviation Administration for issuing a safety certification to the ill-fated Boeing plane.
In the span of five months, two Boeing 737 Max aircrafts crashed minutes after takeoff leading to questions about the safety of the aircraft model. Investigators claim that ‘there are clear similarities’ between the Ethiopian airline crash and the Lion Air accident.
Following the air accident in Ethiopia, all 737 max aircrafts have been grounded to allow for thorough investigations into the safety of the aircraft model.
The planemaker, Boeing, is working on software updates for the faulty model. The US aviation regulator FAA said that the new software installation and training for pilots are top priorities on their list. However, European and Canadian aviation authorities said they will conduct their own safety checks on the Boeing 737 max jet.
Since the Ethiopian air crash, Boeing’s share price is down 11 percent.