The acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency's safety certification of the Boeing 737 Max jetliner, the plane involved in two deadly crashes, and the FAA's decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so.
Addressing the media at the WestJet campus Calgary yesterday, WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims made it clear that as far as he’s concerned, it’s business as usual for the carrier despite the Onex deal.
With Congress stepping up its investigation into the troubled Boeing 737 Max airliner and how it passed regulatory safety checks, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration will appear before a House aviation panel.
Twenty years ago Onex Corporation was part of a $1.8 billion bid to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. At that time, one airline was dominant in the east, the other in the west. Could Onex be eyeing a similar set up now with WestJet and Transat?