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Boeing didn't tell FAA about 737 MAX design changes

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 1, 2020
Boeing Co failed to submit certification documents to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detailing changes to a key flight control system faulted in two fatal crashes, a government report seen by Reuters has found.
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The flight control system, known as MCAS, was “not an area of emphasis” because Boeing presented it to the FAA as a modification of the jet’s existing speed trim system, with limited range and use, according to the report.

Topics: Boeing FAA

The 52-page report by the US Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (IG), dated June 29, laid bare mistakes made by both the planemaker and FAA in the development and certification of Boeing’s top-selling aircraft.


 

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