Senator Duckworth Opposes Boeing’s 737 MAX 7 Exemption Request

Summary

  • Aviation subcommittee chair, Senator Tammy Duckworth opposes Boeing’s 737 MAX 7 exemption request.
  • Boeing sought exemption for an anti-ice system that may potentially endanger passengers.
  • Regardless of assurance about the safety of the proposed system, Boeing opts to incorporate an engineering solution to be completed during certification.
  • The FAA declines to comment and lets Boeing handle the matter.

Senator’s Opposition to Boeing’s Exemption Request

Last week, Senator Tammy Duckworth, the chair of an aviation subcommittee, announced her disagreement with Boeing’s plea for an exemption. This would “prematurely usher the 737 MAX 7 into commercial service,” she stated.

Boeing’s Problematic Anti-Ice System

Referring to the exemption Boeing had asked for she said “this immunity involves a de-icing system with a potential to overheat and cause the engine nacelle to disintegrate and detatch. This could lead to the creation of fuselage-piercing debris, endangering passengers seated in window seats behind the wing.”

Boeing’s Stance and the FAA’s Reaction

Boeing, in response to Senator Duckworth’s comments, stated late on Monday “despite our confidence that the requested temporary exemption for this system abides by established FAA processes ensuring safe operation, we’ve decided to apply an engineering solution to be finished within the certification process.” The FAA didn’t respond to the situation but left it to Boeing.

How Does This Impact the Forex and Trading Sector?

This development might influence the trading dynamics of Boeing’s stocks and impact forex investors with interests in the aerospace sector in the short run.

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