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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.15.19)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

“For Boeing, safety features that could have saved 346 lives on two of their 737 MAX 8s were yet another profit center, deemed optional like premium seats, extra bathrooms, or fancy lighting. Aviation safety cannot be a luxury that is bought and sold for an extra fee, but a standard part of our fleets, engrained in every bolt, sensor, and line of code on an aircraft. The Safety is Not for Sale Act will ensure that all safety-enhancing equipment is never sold as a la carte add-ons.”

Source: Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, has introduced the Safety is Not for Sale Act, legislation that would require air carriers to adopt additional safety features and ensure all non-required safety enhancing equipment is offered or provided to air carriers without an additional charge. The Senator was joined by a number of other lawmakers whose aviation credentials appear to be lacking significant (and appropriate) expertise.

FMI: www.markey.senate.gov

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