Transcript for Boeing faces mounting pressure
More on the pressure mounting on the FAA to ground those Boeing 737 Max eight jets. We go to Washington and ABC's aviation correspondent David currently dating. But in the 737 Max is flying here in the United States affect one took off just a little while ago from here at Reagan national airport others do in later in the afternoon. All 72 aircraft the three carriers. Have the go ahead from the FAA to continue to fly. In fact the FAA doubling down on its decision not to order grounding saying it has no basis to order such a grounding. No evidence because we haven't seen the data from Ethiopia and whether the two crashes of this new jetliner are linked. Of course we've heard a lot of passengers expressing concern about whether or not. They should get on this aircraft. Airlines say they're trying to accommodate if they can move somebody to another flight if they don't want to be on a 737 Max but they move aircraft around a lot and there's a chance you may end up on it you have to make a final decision of get on this aircraft or not the airlines themselves southwest American and united. Continue to say they have confidence in the safety of this aircraft and they're going to continue to fly it. Now this story got a bit into the political realm Owen the president weeded. That he believes modern jetliners are too complicated to automated need to go back to a more simpler aircraft. That ended up with a phone call with the Boeing CEO talking to the president and saying his planes are safe the New York Times is reporting. That these CEO asked the president not to ground the aircraft we have no independent confirmation. Of that at this time. So the situation at this point is evidence we need evidence that there's a link between these two crashes or evidence. That there's a problem with the 737 Max. That will come from those black boxes. And if they can get to lab either in the UK or the United States for the next 24 hours we could have some answers. To this mystery and whether or not. This is a safe aircraft or whether there's an issue that needs to be fixed. Byron back to you. I dated currently in Washington data thank you so much.
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