Davids Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Improve Aircraft Safety After Boeing 737 Max Investigation, Votes to Send to House Floor

September 30, 2020
Press Release

Rep. Sharice Davids, vice chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, today applauded a bipartisan bill to improve aircraft safety and voted to pass it out of Committee and send it to the House floor for a vote.

The Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act is based on recommendations from a Committee report on the Boeing 737 MAX, which lays out serious flaws, missteps, and inconsistencies in the design, development, and certification of the aircraft. The 737 MAX entered into service in 2017 and suffered two deadly crashes within five months of each other that killed 346 people. The legislation also incorporates recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that address safety issues surrounding the increasing automation of aircraft.

“The 346 victims of the Boeing 737 MAX crashes and their families expect and deserve Congress to act to make sure the mistakes that led to those tragedies never happen again,” said Davids. “This bipartisan bill will strengthen aviation safety and accountability and help pilots and flight crews do their jobs safely and efficiently. I commend my Republican and Democrat colleagues on the Committee for coming together to put people’s safety first l and I hope the full House votes to pass this legislation very soon.”