WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott requested a meeting with Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell to discuss safety concerns following the recent issues with Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Scott is committed to safety and will work to ensure the federal government addresses these priorities.

See the full letter below.

April 5, 2019

Daniel K. Elwell

Acting Administrator

Federal Aviation Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation
800 Independence Avenue, 
SW
Washington, DC 20591

Dear Acting Administrator Elwell:

I write to you regarding the recent issues with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.  The safety of American families is my top priority, and I find these problems extremely concerning.

Last year alone, more than 126 million visitors traveled to Florida, with nearly 94 million of those visitors coming through one of our 18 airports. The safety and security of these visitors, and the millions of Florida families, needs to be a top priority for all of us.  As Governor of Florida, I made sure our airports and airlines had the resources they needed to operate safely and efficiently, and as a member of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, I will continue fighting to make sure the federal government addresses these priorities.

I would like to request a meeting with you as soon as possible to discuss safety concerns in response to these tragic accidents, and learn more about the approach the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking on oversight and certification of aircraft manufacturing and repairs in regards to highly automated equipment and systems.  In addition, I would like to discuss what safety trends the FAA has identified in recent years, and how Congress can help improve these issues.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely,

Rick Scott

United States Senator

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