He may have been late to the party, but President Trump has finally decided to ground the Boeing 737 Max airliner fleet following the second major crash within five months. The move came after Canada joined a number of other major nations in the ground stop – and new information was obtained by the FAA.
At the White House, Trump said his emergency order will last indefinitely and when he cited the recent international crashes involving the Boeing fleet, he calling it “a terrible thing.” Still, he referred to Boeing as an incredible company. Trump called it a very tough decision and said it was the right thing to do.
This, after it was revealed that the President’s initial reticence appeared to follow a personal call with Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg. In making this announcement, Trump noted that the safety of the American flying public is of “paramount importance.”
Source: White House
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