FAA demands answer from Boeing after it waited months to disclose internal message

The jet maker’s CEO agreed to testify before a Senate committee after newly revealed message showed test pilots expressing concern about the 737 MAX.
1:30 | 10/19/19

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Transcript for FAA demands answer from Boeing after it waited months to disclose internal message
Turning now to Boeing facing a new investigation. The jetmaker's CEO agreeing to testify after concern about the 737 max. After test pilots expressing concern about the 737 max. ABC's Stephanie Ramos is joining us now with the details. Stephanie. Well, whit, the FAA is demanding answers from Boeing after they waited months to disclose internal messages between test pilots who were working in the 737 max flight simulator. In these messages the pilots seem alarmed and indicated there were problems with the flight control system known as the mcas. Two years later that same system was linked to two 737 max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Now since the crashes, the max has been grounded, but those messages were sent in 2016 during the certification process for the 737 max. Boeing hasn't explained why it waited months before turning over the document to the FAA. Stephanie, lawmakers have a lot of questions about those messages and the timing of when they are released. Now Boeing's CEO expected to testify on capitol hill. Absolutely. The FAA is demanding an immediate explanation from the CEO of Boeing. Dennis Muilenburg, he's expected to testify on capitol hill in less than two weeks, to answer questions about these messages. Boeing says mullenberg called to respond to the concerns raised and told the administrator that they are taking every step possible to safely return the max to service.

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