Captain ‘Sully’ weighs in on 737 MAX crashes in Congress hearings

Daily Newsletter | June 20, 2019
Speaking at a U.S. Congressional hearing on June 19, 2019, Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, deemed as a hero pilot for safely landing a US Airways passenger plane on the Hudson River in New York, in 2009, had harsh criticism for Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the two recent 737 MAX crashes.
A U.S. military official confirmed the claim that the Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran shot one of their drones, but dispute the fact that the aircraft entered the Iranian airspace. The drone was an MQ-4C Triton operated by the U.S. Navy.
The Franco-Italian regional aircraft maker ATR signs 75 orders, including 17 for the new ATR 42-600S, at the International Paris Air Show. The value of firm orders are around $1.7 billion.
On June 18, IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAXs, but Airbus does not intend to let this deal progress any further without putting up a fight.
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