“If the FAA identifies an issue that affects safety, the department will take immediate and appropriate action,” US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said at a press conference. Then FAA said “All data will be closely examined during this investigation, and the FAA will take appropriate action if the data indicates the need to do so.” in a Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community (CANIC) on Monday 11, 2019.
The above two statements translate that U.S regulators are indirectly saying Boeing 737MAX family aircraft are safe to fly.
Canada also taking the similar stand and Transport Minister Marc Garneau said it would be “premature” to ground all 41 Boeing 737MAX family aircraft operated by Canadian carriers.
Marc Garneau added “I would, without any hesitation, board an aircraft of that type at this particular time. I’m reassuring Canadians that we will determine the cause of the crash”…and “This plane already has millions of miles of flying.”
Even after two crashes of a brand new MAX8s showing similarity, the North American regulators are reluctant to ground the flights.
In the mean time, The Air Canada Pilots Association, urging Transport Canada in a statement “to take proactive action to ensure the safety of the Canadian travelling public.”