A former Boeing employee who questioned problems with the production of the 737 will testify in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday at a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) assessment of the 737 MAX,media reported.
The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since March after two fatal crashes in five months killed 346 people, the report said. U.S. officials say the Federal Aviation Administration does not expect the aircraft to resume flights until January at the earliest.
Pearson, a former Boeing employee and former senior operations manager in flight testing and evaluation, will testify before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Pearson’s questioning was reportedly raised at the October 30 hearing – although he has not been named before.
An email obtained by the committee said that before the first crash, Pearson wrote to Boeing management, “All my inner alarms have been ringing, for the first time in my life.” I’m sorry to say that I’m wondering if I’m getting my family on a Boeing plane. “
“Although Mr. Pearson did not provide specific information or details on specific defects or quality issues, Boeing took his concerns about the disruption of production of the 737 aircraft seriously,” Boeing spokesman Gordon John dro said on December 9. “
He added that after Pearson retired and raised the issue again, “these concerns were being revisited at the highest levels of the company.” “
Pearson’s attorney, Eric Hajain, said in a statement that Boeing refused to act on his client’s warning, four months before the first crash. Pearson has reportedly said publicly that “this is to ensure that Boeing no longer puts profits ahead of safety.” “
Mr. Havian also said Mr. Pearson had expressed concerns with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, but the response was “indifferent.”
In a November 25 letter to Harvey, the FAA reportedly said Pearson’s challenge was still under review and had been “addressed through multiple channels of the FAA.”
Representative Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House Committee of the House of Representatives, said Pearson was one of “many current and former employees” of the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing who had spoken to the committee on condition of anonymity over the past eight months.