September 12, 2019

As Part of the Committee’s Investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Formally Request Interviews with Several Boeing Employees

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (“Committee”) Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) wrote to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to formally request interviews with several Boeing employees. The Committee believes certain employees may be able to shed light on issues central to the Committee’s investigation, including information about the design, development and certification of the 737 MAX.

The Chairs noted in their letter that while Boeing has both provided substantial documents to the Committee over the past several months and shared its senior management’s perspective with the Committee, it’s important to the Committee’s investigation to hear from relevant Boeing employees who can provide unique insight into specific issues and decisions in a way that senior Boeing management simply cannot.

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen urged Mr. Muilenburg to make the Boeing employees available for interviews as soon as possible, as the Committee is preparing for another hearing on its ongoing 737 MAX investigation in the coming weeks.