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Several US politicians urge 737 Max grounding

March 12, 2019 / JON HEMMERDINGER

The Federal Aviation Administration is facing political opposition to its handling of concerns about the Boeing 737 Max, with several lawmakers urging a grounding of the type. Boeing, meanwhile, insists the 737 Max is safe, even as civil aviation authorities elsewhere have ordered the 737 Max grounded.I write to ask that all Boeing 737 Max 8 series aircraft be grounded until their safe use has been confirmed," California Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein stated in an 11 March letter to FAA acting administrator Daniel Elwell.Continuing to fly an airplane that has been involved in two fatal crashes within just six months presents an unnecessary, potentially life-threatening risk to the traveling public