Safety Should Never Be Optional

The two Boeing jets involved in recent, tragic crashes both lacked key safety features in the cockpit that might have helped avert disaster. And this isn't the only safety system airline manufacturers have deemed "optional," such as backup fire suppression systems.

To fulfill its mission of providing Americans with the safest air flight system in the world, the FAA should err on the side of passenger safety by requiring planes to include safety features that could mean the difference between life and death. Safety should never be optional. I strongly urge you to require key safety features in all aircraft.