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Boeing 737 MAX Government Investigation

This guide chronicles the government investigation around the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, focusing on the Congressional and agencies hearings, reports, and documentation produced in the process.

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearings and Documentation

Committee website

Final Committee Report Materials

Final Committee Report on the Design, Development, and Certification of the Boeing 737 MAX PDF
Boeing Records Set One PDF
Boeing Records Set Two PDF
FAA Records PDF
Teal (Boeing) Transcribed Interview PDF
Leverkuhn (Boeing) Transcribed Interview PDF
Bahrami (FAA) Transcribed Interview PDF
Press Release on Final Committee Report TEXT
 

Hearings

5.12.2019: Aviation Subcommittee Hearing: “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX
(Video Recording)  (PDF)
6.19.2019: Aviation Subcommittee Hearing: “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives
(Video Recording)  (PDF)
7.17.2019: Aviation Subcommittee Hearing: “State of Aviation Safety”
(Video Recording)  
(Individual Testimonies PDF)
(Entire Hearing  PDF)
10.30.2019: Full Committee Hearing: “The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Design, Development, and Marketing of the Aircraft”
Mr. Dennis Muilenburg. President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company.
Witness statement
Mr. John Hamilton. Vice President and Chief Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company. Witness statement
Complete Hearing Video Recording 
Complete Hearing  Text & PDF)
12.11.2019: Full Committee Hearing: “The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Federal Aviation Administration's Oversight of the Aircraft's Certification”
Video Recording
Entire Hearing  PDF

 

Press Releases 

Chair DeFazio Statement on Crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Respond to Grounding of Boeing Aircraft
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Request DOT IG Investigation into FAA Certifying Boeing 737 MAX
Chair DeFazio Encourages FAA/Boeing Employees to Utilize Whistleblower Page
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Urge FAA to Conduct Third-Party Review into Boeing 737-MAX
As Part of Investigation into Boeing 737 MAX Certification Process, Committee Sends Records Requests to FAA, Boeing
Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Applaud FAA Announcement Ordering a Third-Party Review into Boeing 737 MAX
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX”
Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Seek Answers About Delayed Notice of Defective Angle-of-Attack Alert on 737 MAX
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Announce Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives”
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives”
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Announce Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on Safety
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on “State of Aviation Safety”
As Part of the Committee’s Investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Formally Request Interviews with Several Boeing Employees
Chair DeFazio Formally Invites Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to Testify at Hearing in October on the 737 MAX
Chair DeFazio Announces Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Will Testify at Hearing in October on the 737 MAX
Chair DeFazio, Larsen React to NTSB Aviation Safety Recommendations
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statement on Newly-Released Review of the Certification of the Boeing 737 MAX
Chair DeFazio Blasts Boeing about Newly-Revealed Messages: This is not about one employee, this is about a failure of safety culture
In New Letter to Transportation Secretary Chao, Chair DeFazio Sharply Questions Why Outrageous Emails Related to the Boeing 737 MAX Are Only Now Being Revealed, Months after Committee's Initial Request
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statement on Lion Air Crash Report
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing titled, "The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Design, Development, and Marketing of the Aircraft"
Amid Committee's Ongoing Investigation into the Certification of the 737 MAX, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Raise New and Serious Concerns to FAA About Other Safety-Related Issues
Following Recent Hearing on the Boeing 737 MAX, Chair DeFazio Presses Boeing CEO for Additional Information About Decisions on MCAS, Grounding the Aircraft, CEO Pay, Boeing's Legal Strategy and More
Chair DeFazio Announces Hearing on FAA Oversight of the Boeing 737 MAX Certification
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing titled, "The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Federal Aviation Administration's Oversight of the Aircraft's Certification"
Chair DeFazio statement on Boeing's Announcement Regarding Simulator Training for 737 MAX pilots
Chair DeFazio's Statement on Newly-Released Boeing Emails
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Release Statements on Newly-Released Report on Certification Process for the Boeing 737 MAX
Nearly One Year After Launching Its Boeing 737 MAX Investigation, House Transportation Committee Issues Preliminary Investigative Findings
Amid Ongoing Investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Ask FAA Administrator to Provide Results of Employee Survey on Safety Culture
Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Statements on Results of 2019 FAA Employee Survey on Safety Culture
Press Release on Final Committee Report
T&I Leaders Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen FAA’s Certification Process and Improve the Regulatory System
Opening Statements from Chairs DeFazio and Larsen During Full T&I Committee Markup that Includes Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Aviation Safety Following Two Deadly Crashes Involving the Boeing 737 MAX
T&I Committee Advances Several Bills During Full Committee Markup, Including Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Aviation Safety
Chairs DeFazio and Larsen to FAA: Before Ungrounding the Boeing 737 MAX, Release Your Documents Regarding Design Changes and Evaluations
Support Builds for the “Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act”
In the Wake of the Boeing 737 MAX Tragedies, T&I Leaders Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen FAA’s Certification Process and Improve the Aviation Regulatory System
Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Statements on the FAA’s Decision to Unground the Boeing 737 MAX


Letters

T&I Leaders Call for Investigation of Training Provided to Foreign Pilots
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Request DOT IG Investigation into FAA Certifying Boeing 737 MAX
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Press DOT, FAA on Records Request Delay
Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Send Letter to Colleagues about the Committee's Boeing 737 MAX Investigation
Following Recent Hearing on the Boeing 737 MAX, Chair DeFazio Presses Boeing CEO for Additional Information About Decisions on MCAS, Grounding the Aircraft, CEO Pay, Boeing's Legal Strategy and More