U.S. panel probing 737 MAX seeks to interview Boeing engineer: Bloomberg

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(Reuters) – A U.S. panel has requested Boeing Co (BA.N) to make an organization engineer out there for an interview relating to an inside ethics grievance the engineer filed that raised questions on Boeing’s security tradition, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

The engineer mentioned within the grievance filed earlier this 12 months that in the course of the improvement of the 737 MAX jet, Boeing had rejected a security system to reduce prices, the New York Instances had reported earlier.

The engineer felt the security system may have diminished dangers that contributed to 2 deadly crashes that killed 346 folks, the NYT report had mentioned.

The chairman of the U.S. Home Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Peter DeFazio, mentioned this added to his concern that manufacturing pressures might have impacted security on the 737, in accordance with Bloomberg.

Boeing mentioned it might proceed to cooperate with Congress and regulatory authorities because it focuses on safely returning the MAX to service.

“Boeing presents its workers a variety of channels for elevating issues and complaints and has rigorous processes in place, each to make sure that such complaints obtain thorough consideration and to guard the confidentiality of workers who make them. Accordingly, Boeing doesn’t touch upon the substance or existence of such inside complaints,” it mentioned in a press release, responding to the NYT report.

Boeing Chief Govt Officer Dennis Muilenburg is ready to testify earlier than Congress this month.

The U.S. Home Transportation and Infrastructure Committee didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Reporting by Rama Venkat and Sathvik N in Bengaluru; Modifying by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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