Ban Unsafe Boeing 737 Max plane in Canada

Ban Unsafe Boeing 737 Max plane in Canada

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In two crashes of the 737 Max in 2018 and 2019, 346 people lost their lives due to Boeing’s fraud, including 18 Canadians.

Independent experts say that the Boeing 737 Max airplane is still unsafe to fly, in part because of its well-known fundamentally flawed design, and in part because of ongoing serious flaws in its flight control system that cannot control the plane in various situations due to its fundamentally flawed design.

According to experts, the system will still send incorrect messages to the pilots concerning corrective actions to take in those situations.

You can see statements by these experts in the following media articles:

  • Click here to see CBC article quoting Canadian expert Gilles Primeau from Dec. 17, 2020.
  • Click here to see Globe and Mail opinion piece by expert Brian A. Barsky from Jan. 21, 2021.
  • Click here to see article quoting former Boeing manager Ed Pierson from Jan. 25, 2021.
  • Click here to see Radio-Canada piece, quoting Gilles Primeau and other experts from Feb. 3, 2021 (in French).

As well, click here to see a Seattle Times article from March 7, 2021 about the concerns of Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) senior safety engineer Joe Jacobsen, who is accusing the FAA of negligence in approving the 737 Max to fly in the first place, and not requiring enough changes after the first crash.  Based on his 36-year career as an aeronautics engineer, he has concluded that the FAA has still not required enough changes to the 737 Max, and that the plane is still unsafe.

In addition, a U.S. Senate Committee found that Boeing representatives violated rules by coaching test pilots during the testing of what Boeing claims is the 737 Max’s repaired flight control system.  Click here to see an article about the Committee’s report.

Boeing has also admitted it committed fraud in the initial approval process for the 737 Max.  (click here to see an article about Boeing's confession), and it continues to hide information about the plane, and it refused to testify at hearings held by the House of Commons Transport Committee.

Given Boeing’s past fraud, deception and secrecy that killed hundreds of people, and coaching of test pilots and ongoing secrecy concerning the plane, Boeing’s claims should not be believed now concerning the safety of the 737 Max.

Before the 737 Max kills anyone else, the 737 Max must be banned from flying in Canada.

As well, a public inquiry is needed to investigate all the federal government’s decisions concerning the 737 Max.

A public inquiry is needed given Boeing’s past fraud, deception and ongoing secrecy, and given that serious, unanswered questions remain concerning why the Canadian government approved the 737 Max to fly in Canada in the first place, and did not ground the plane quickly after the first crash in October 2018 or after the second crash in March 2019.

Because of a loophole in Canada’s lobbying law, Boeing’s lobbying concerning the approval of the 737 Max to fly in Canada has been kept secretclick here to see details about this secrecy.

The public has the right to know all the details about how the government’s decisions were made!

Finally, airline passengers need to be empowered to have a say in policy-making concerning airlines and all aviation issues in Canada.  A great way to do this is to establish an Airline Passengers Organization (APO) using an innovative method that has worked in the U.S.  The federal government must establish the APO as an independent organization, and require airlines to distribute an invitation to join the APO to passengers when they board a plane, and in any emails to passengers.  Click here to see how an APO would help passengers.

Please sign and Share this petition to:

  1. #AxeTheMax
  2. to call for a public inquiry into why the 737 Max was approved in the first place, not grounded after the first crash, and re-certified to fly in Canada in December,
  3. and to require airlines to distribute a notice that invites passengers to join an independent Airline Passengers Organization (APO).
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