Text Only: September 14, 2020   The Honorable Chairman Roger Wicker, MS Senate Commerce Committee   The Honorable Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, WA Senate Commerce Committee   The Honorable Chairman Peter DeFazio, OR-4 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee   The Honorable Ranking Member Sam Graves, MO-6 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  … Read More

    Text below: To: The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation    Re: Statement for the Record of the June 17th, 2020 Hearing Examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oversight of Aircraft Certification   The legislation introduced by Senator Wicker and Senator Cantwell is a step in the right direction. But as… Read More

  What happened? On October 29, 2018, Lion Air 610 – a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX – crashed with the loss of all 189 passengers and crew. In addition, a diver involved in the recovery also died. On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Air 302 – another brand-new Boeing 737 MAX – crashed with the loss… Read More

We are moving forward! The court just issued a new scheduling order and rejected the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposal to “process” (but not necessarily release) the relevant 86 documents of 10,000 at 500 pages per month. Boeing and the FAA by 3/20/20 will now have to identify any documents it claims are exempt from… Read More

By Gregory Travis – a software architect, aircraft owner and writer. His first article identifying the issues with the 737 Max appeared in the May 2019 issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine. Boeing’s most recent attempt to demonstrate a fix for its troubled MCAS system is another demonstration of just how deep the problem is. Most… Read More

MEDIA ALERT Washington, DC- 1/21/2020 4:00 pm Boeing stock will continue to be under great pressure due to serious safety problems with the 737 MAX, the 777X, the 787, and even older 737 jetliners, predicts Paul Hudson, President of the largest airliner passenger organization and long time member of the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee… Read More

History doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme. Curtiss-Wright was a huge airframe, engine and propeller manufacturer. that made a PILE of money from WW II. After the war, they had about a hundred million dollars in cash in the bank that they didn’t know what to do with. The engineering management of the company was… Read More