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Graves-Larsen Joint Statement on FAA Briefing of Boeing Plan

Washington, D.C., June 4, 2024 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following joint statement after today’s briefing for Committee members by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Whitaker on Boeing’s plan to improve manufacturing processes and aircraft conformity:

“We want to thank Administrator Whitaker for briefing our members and for his assurances that the FAA will hold Boeing accountable for following its proposed safety plan. We believe, and the Administrator agrees, that safety is the highest priority when it comes to America’s gold standard-setting aviation system.

“Both the FAA and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will continue to play critical oversight roles as this process moves forward.  Our committee’s oversight of the FAA’s efforts and aviation manufacturers, large and small, will continue to be deliberate and fact-based.  We will also continue to oversee the implementation of recent laws passed by Congress, including the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 and the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act, to ensure the FAA has the tools it needs and utilizes them to help keep our system safe.”

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Tags: Aviation