United’s Pilots Union Joins Chorus Concerned by Boeing’s 737 Max Jet
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November 16, 2018 - by Alan Levin for Bloomberg
To repeat what we've said before, it seems like operators were caught off guard about some advanced functionality on the Boeing 737 Max. This is both odd and unusual.
A third U.S. pilots' union is raising concerns about what it says is a lack of information provided by Boeing Co. on a safety system installed on the new 737 Max aircraft that is under a spotlight after last month's crash off the coast of Indonesia.
The Air Line Pilots Association, which represents United Continental Holdings Inc.'s flight crews, wrote to Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Dan Elwell Thursday saying it was "concerned that a potential, significant aviation system safety deficiency exists" and asking for more details.
"There appears to be a significant information gap, and we want to ensure that pilots operating these aircraft have all of the information they need to do so safely," wrote Captain Tim Canoll, ALPA's president.
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