Sully’s Blog

August 8, 2019
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Near Miss at SFO Prompts ‘Safe Landings’ Bill

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger of “Miracle on the Hudson” fame and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, D-Contra Costa County, announced new legislation today aimed at making airport runways safer […]
August 8, 2019
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SFO near-miss: Capt. ‘Sully’ pushes bill, says ‘biggest threats are runway related’

More than two years after an airliner nearly landed on four planes lined up on a San Francisco International Airport taxiway, a Bay Area congressman has […]
June 19, 2019
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My Testimony Today Before the House Subcommittee on Aviation

STATEMENT OF CHESLEY B. “SULLY” SULLENBERGER III Subcommittee on Aviation of the The United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure June 19, 2019 Thank you, […]
April 12, 2019
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Costs for Boeing Start to Pile Up as 737 Max Remains Grounded

In the 22 months that Boeing’s 737 Max flew commercially before it was grounded, the jet became the company’s flagship as well as an integral part of the […]
April 11, 2019
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Changes to Flight Software on 737 Max Escaped F.A.A. Scrutiny

While designing its newest jet, Boeing decided to make two significant changes to an automated system now suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes of the […]
April 4, 2019
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Ethiopian Crash Report Indicates Pilots Followed Boeing’s Emergency Procedures

Boeing dismissed concerns about a powerful new anti-stall system on the 737 Max for months, insisting that pilots could deal with any problems by following a […]
March 20, 2019
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Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger: Where Boeing and the FAA went wrong in this ‘ugly saga’

For most of the history of powered flight, the United States has been a world leader in aviation. This nation’s aviation regulatory body, the Federal Aviation […]