Senator Jerry Moran tours 737 MAX subcontractor

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U.S Senator Jerry Moran visited Cox Machine Thursday afternoon to speak with company leaders about the impact of the 737 MAX grounding. 

"We are very anxious to see it flying again, until we understand when it's going to fly again and when it's going to go back into production, we've taken some steps to reduce our costs," said Cox Machine President Jason Cox. 

Cox Machine is one of nearly 40 subcontractors that provide service or parts for the 737 MAX. 

"The message is sooner rather than later, please get these planes flying," said Moran. During Thursday's tour, Moran said he's heard the message loud and clear. 

He is working to impress on national leaders, including President Trump, just how important Wichita is to the nation's aviation future. In the last week, he met with FAA officials to get an update on the process and offer help. 

"To get his update on where we are and again to ask them to make certain if there's anything I can do, if there's anything missing, appropriation, dollars, anything to get this process completed," said Moran.

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