ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation, issued the following statement today in response to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX following Sunday’s tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
“This globally haphazard approach to an important airworthiness issue was most unfortunate, but we understand the need to reassure the traveling public.
“We continue to believe, however, that global aviation safety is best served by timely, harmonized decisions based on facts and evidence, not conjecture, politics, or media pressure.
“Moving forward, we must allow aviation safety professionals — investigators, regulators, engineers, and pilots — to calmly and objectively analyze the data, collaborate, and implement permanent, corrective fixes to ensure a tragedy like this can never happen again.”
About Flight Safety Foundation
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and communications to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to connect, influence and lead global aviation safety.
Vice President, Communications
+1 703.739.6700, ext. 116