FAA response to 737 MAX crash report preserves Boeing's big role in certifying its own planes

SEATTLE — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday said it plans changes to how new airplane models are certified, but will preserve Boeing’s central role in that process — despite criticism that Boeing mistakes in certifying the 737 MAX allowed design flaws that killed 346 people in two crashes.In a report released Tuesday, the FAA responded to recommendations made in January by an advisory committee set up by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who oversees the FAA.In a statement, the FAA said those recommendations confirmed that its existing safety protocols are “sound,” though…

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