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Record #: R2019-160   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action:
Title: Call for representatives of Boeing Company to discuss impact, design and efficiency changes to components of 737 MAX aircrafts and call on Federal Aviation Administration to ground all Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts until investigation into recent plane crashes is completed
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A., Napolitano, Anthony V., Silverstein, Debra L., Santiago, Milagros, Waguespack, Scott, Tunney, Thomas, Reboyras, Ariel, Thompson, Patrick D., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Moreno, Proco Joe, Hopkins, Brian , Smith, Michele, Burke, Edward M.
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Aviation
Attachments: 1. R2019-160.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Aviation March 13, 2019 City Council Meeting


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a world-class city integral to the industries of aviation, hospitality, service and lodging; and,

WHEREAS, the Boeing Company, according to its website, "is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America's biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries;" and,

WHEREAS, the Boeing Company was proud to introduce to the aviation industry its newest product, the Boeing 737 MAX in May, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, in the last six months the Boeing 737 MAX has been involved in two tragic crashes involving Lion Air Flight JT 610 killing 189 passengers and crew on October 29, 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019 killing 149 passengers and crew; and,

WHEREAS, the governments of China and Indonesia have grounded all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in an abundance of caution in order to protect the safety ofthe flying public; and,

WHEREAS, the United State Federal Aviation Administration has taken no substantive steps to investigate this matter or ground these aircraft from continued use; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Members of the Chicago City Council, gathered here this 13th Day of March, do hereby call upon the Federal Aviation Administration to take seriously the recent events surrounding the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and ground all planes from future use pending a thorough investigation; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we call upon all aircraft carriers to, in the absence of federal leadership, voluntarily pull the Boeing 737 MAX from circulation until any potential design flaws or defects have been resolved by the Boeing Company; and,
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that representatives of the Boeing Company appear before the Com...

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