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B-737 MAX airplane, US DoT: FAA must restore confidence

Changes in the field of safety supervision

In view of the future "stop" of the grounding of the B-737 Max aircraft after the fatal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia (see AVIONEWS), the Inspector General of the Department of the Transport (DoT) of the United States David Shepard has declared that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) should work to restore "public confidence" before the new aircraft certification by facing a "significant supervision challenge" to ensure that companies performing these tasks "maintain high standards and respect safety regulations".

FAA plans to introduce a new process that represents a major change in its approach to aircraft controls.

US DoT secretary Elaine Chao in a note to FAA administrator Steve Dickson has announced that the incidents "have raised important questions not only about 737 Max certification, but also about other aircraft and general inspection processes".

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency