According to an aide to the House committee, the newly disclosed information about the 737 Max development paints a “very disturbing picture” of concerns about the series. The documents were handed over to the agency on Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement. The documents were disclosed on the day the Boeing CEO was removed from office.
It comes after information about a Boeing pilot’s 2016 was disclosed in October and has been the subject of sharp questioning by U.S. lawmakers. At least some of the information disclosed came from the same pilot, according to a person familiar with the matter, who was not authorized to speak.
These communications have not yet been made public. Staff at the Transport and Infrastructure Commission are still reviewing the emails and do not provide details about their contents.
“But similar to other previously disclosed records by Boeing, these records appear to paint a very disturbing picture, both in relation to concerns expressed by Boeing employees about the company’s safety commitments and the efforts of some employees to ensure that Boeing’s production plans are not altered by regulators or others,” an aide to the committee said in a statement.
“As part of the committee’s ongoing investigation, the committee will continue to review the above and other records provided by Boeing,” the aide said.
Boeing said in a statement that it submitted the emails to the Federal Aviation Administration and Congress “as part of our commitment to transparency with regulators and oversight committees.” “
“As in the previous documents referred to by the Committee, the tone and content of certain elements of these communications do not reflect the current state and needs of our company. Boeing said. The company said it had made changes to improve security.
Boeing shares closed down 1.3 percent at $333 in New York. Stocks closed early on Christmas Eve.
This is the second time Boeing has delayed submitting sensitive information to the Federal Aviation Administration about the development of the 737 Max aircraft. The 737Max was grounded in March after design flaws led to two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Earlier events sparked condemnation from the agency and led to growing tensions between the regulator and the aircraft manufacturer.