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FAA to reform new airplane safety approvals after Boeing 737 MAX crashes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would reform how it certifies new airplanes in line with legislation passed by Congress after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people

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Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Monday it would reform how it certifies new airplanes in line with legislation passed by Congress after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. Lawmakers approved sweeping reforms in legislation signed into law Sunday by U.S. President Donald Trump that boosts FAA oversight of aircraft manufacturers, requires disclosure of critical safety information and provide new whistleblower protections. The FAA said in a statement it "will work to implement the changes as ...

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First Published: Tue, December 29 2020. 08:13 IST
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