More than 900 family members and friends from across the world who lost loved ones in the March 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet (Flight ET302) in Ethiopia have signed a letter demanding that President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg replace FAA Administrator Steven Dickson, Safety Director Ali Bahrami and other top leadership at the Federal 航空 Administration (FAA). 该信包括签署人和收件人，现附呈 在这里.
这一要求已于5月5日送达美国交通部(DOT), 2021, in a meeting between top DOT officials and several ET302 victims’ family members from France, 爱尔兰, 加拿大和美国.S. The families expressed disappointment that the administration has not yet changed the existing dysfunctional, pro-industry management team at FAA and that this must be done to restore confidence in the agency.
Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron of 麻萨诸塞州 who lost their daughter Samya Rose Stumo, 加拿大的克里斯·摩尔失去了女儿丹妮尔, 来自加州的艾克·里菲尔失去了两个儿子梅尔文和贝内特, Javier DeLuis of 麻萨诸塞州 who lost his sister Graziella and others from 爱尔兰 and France – participated in the video meeting.
“It is astounding that the current leadership is still in place several months after the Biden administration took over,克里斯·摩尔说. 国会委员会表示，FAA对他们持反对立场. 联邦航空局的内部调查显示，管理层是偏向工业的, 忽视工程安全.”
“一个新的团队必须取代行政长官史蒂夫·迪克森, Ali Bahrami (Associate Administrator for 航空 Safety); Earl Lawrence (Executive director, 飞机认证服务) and Mike Romanowski (Policy and Innovation Division Director, 飞机认证服务,900多名签名者在信中写道.
“我们很难相信阿里·巴拉米仍然是美国联邦航空管理局安全总监,纳迪亚·米勒说. 美国联邦航空局的工作人员抱怨说，他对波音公司过于保护, he claimed to have no knowledge of the FAA risk assessment projecting 15 more crashes after the JT610 crash, 他告诉我儿子和我联邦航空局做得很好. 显然，他们没有.”
在这封由数百名家属和朋友签名的信之后, these victims’ family members asked that “top officials should be replaced because they have lost the confidence of [Flight ET302] families and friends, 国会, 大众, 联邦航空局工程师和国际监管机构. We are surprised and disappointed that they are not among the holdovers from the prior administration that have been replaced.”
艾克Riffel说, “I am still in disbelief that with all the red flags that this plane ever got certified in the first place. 急于把事情做完, Boeing and the FAA hid and ignored many safety issues that I believe would have prevented both the JT610 AND ET302 tragedies. The FAA is ultimately responsible for the certification of these airplanes and they failed us miserably. 波音公司和美国联邦航空管理局和飞行中的公众玩了一场俄罗斯轮盘赌，结果我们都输了. 如果联邦航空局做好了它的工作，我的儿子和344多人今天就能活下来. The same FAA management that oversaw the certification of the 737 MAX is still in place today. 怎么会这样呢?? These guys failed the public so badly, and they haven’t shown that they are willing to change. 我们需要在第三次可预防的事故发生前做出改变.”
哈维尔•德•路易斯, Graziella de Luis的兄弟, an American citizen employed by the United Nations who was killed on-board the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash two years ago, 在会上说, “I’m 在这里 because my sole concern since this crash has been to do whatever I can to prevent it from happening again. I approach this with what is perhaps a unique perspective: I am an aerospace engineer with over 30 years of experience designing and flying complex aerospace systems. 我拥有麻省理工学院的多个高级学位，包括硕士学位和博士学位.D. 来自航空航天系, 以及斯隆管理学院的硕士学位. 我目前是该研究所的讲师，但我职业生涯的大部分时间是在工业领域度过的. I am t在这里fore very familiar not only with the technology but also with the regulatory environment in which the aerospace community operates, 所有这些都失败了，导致了悲剧的发生. With that background I want to say this: This is unquestionably the worst civil aviation crisis in the history of this country, 无论是以两起事故中丧生的人数衡量，还是以经济影响衡量. The fact that the people who were in charge leading up to and during these crashes and that have gone on the record multiple times in their belief that “nothing went wrong, 一切都很好, 事故发生, that we should just move on” – the fact that they are still in t在这里 is simply incomprehensible. 这不仅仅是问责的问题. 实际, the chances are zero that the current FAA management will suddenly change their views or alter their behavior. 因此，需要改变的是目前的FAA管理.”
“我们感谢今天与运输部领导的会面，”Michael Stumo说. “但在FAA有新的管理层之前，我们不会停止. 多年来, they have ignored problems and independent reports showing safety and organizational problems. 我的女儿Samya死于他们的懒惰和对勤奋的安逸. They make false promises of transparency while refusing to disclose any documents that we requested about the recertification of the MAX. 如果拜登总统和布蒂吉格部长对航空安全是认真的, 他们需要任命一个我们和世界都能信任的新团队.”
“I trust that the Biden Administration will do the right thing for the families 在这里 and for the entire flying public,罗伯特·A说. 克利福德, 芝加哥凯发ag手机版的创始人和高级合伙人, internationally renowned aviation attorney and Lead Counsel of the litigation involving the crash of the Boeing 737 MAX 8. “These families are to be commended for doing everything they can to avoid a third crash.”
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