Boeing’s CEO faces a second day of grilling on Capitol Hill over the 737 Max, the plane involved in two crashes that killed 346 people.
House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said Wednesday Boeing showed a “lack of candor all through this” as it developed the plane and didn’t tell pilots about a new flight-control system until after a Max crashed a year ago in Indonesia.
The committee’s top Republican, Sam Graves of Missouri, said he wasn’t absolving Boeing of mistakes but that the airlines in Indonesia and Ethiopia shared blame for the accidents involving their Max planes.
CEO Dennis Muilenburg will say Boeing is making changes to prevent accidents like those in Indonesia and Ethiopia, according to prepared remarks.
Muilenburg testified Tuesday before a Senate committee. He avoided major gaffes but was criticized for several mistakes, including failing to tell Congress and regulators about a senior test pilot’s messages that seemed to raise alarms the new flight-control system.
After the hearings, Congress is likely to consider changes in how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new planes.