February 12, 2013

Transportation and Infrastructure Leaders Statement on Boeing Dreamliner Incidents

Washington, DC – Following a briefing today from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta on the status of the agency’s ongoing review related to the Boeing Dreamliner battery incidents, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Committee Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV), Subcommittee on Aviation Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following joint statement:

“We have been closely monitoring the recent events involving the 787 Dreamliner and appreciate Administrator Huerta providing us with an update on this important issue. We are pleased with the progress that has been made by the FAA and remain confident that they are taking the appropriate actions to address safety issues. The Committee will continue to monitor the situation closely and to receive regular updates from the parties involved. We have also requested that the FAA share any lessons learned as a result of their review so that we can continue to ensure the U.S. civil aviation system remains the safest in the world.”