Recently, President Trump announced plans for the Federal Aviation Administration to ground two very dangerous types of planes.
President Trump has stated he has spoken to FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg before he made his announcement.
“They are all in agreement with the action,” Trump stated, calling it a “difficult decision” but an important one in the wake of tragic deaths.
The administration took action to ground flights because of two crashes with the 737 MAX 8 one operated by Indonesian airline Lion Air which killed 189 passengers and one operated by Ethiopian Airlines killing 157. the two crashes happened in a span of 5 months between each other.
“Our hearts go out all those who lost loved ones, to their friends, to their families,” Trump said.
President trump announced the FAA’s after 40 countries decided to ground the aircraft as well.
pilots have also reported several complaints with the 737 Max plane.
Trump showed support for Boeing, advising them to come up with a quick solution to the issue.
“Boeing is an incredible company, they are working very, very hard right now and hopefully they’ll very quickly come up with the answer but until they do the planes are grounded,” Trump said.
“The United States has the greatest record in the world of aviation and we want to keep it that way,” he said. “So I didn’t want to take any chances. I felt it was important both psychologically and a lot of other ways.”
Boeing stated they had “full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX” but supported the decision “out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public.”
“We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again,” Muilenburg said.