Boeing 737 Max crisis spurs US review of how FAA approves jets

Crash-site efter flystyrtet, hvor en Boeing 737-MAX fra Ethiopean Airlines styrtede ned. Foto: AFP/Tony Karumba

The U.S. Transportation Department is creating a special commission to review how newly designed aircraft are certified, spurred by criticism after two deadly crashes of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max.

The commission will evaluate how the Federal Aviation Administration oversees the process of reviewing and approving new plane models, including the government’s growing use of aircraft manufacturers’ employees to sign off on designs. The FAA joined other global regulators in grounding the 737 Max family of jets on March 13, after evidence surfaced linking the two fatal incidents...

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