FAA Saw 737 MAX Flight-Control System as Non-Critical Safety Risk
Conclusion is part of internal agency review of jetliner certification process
May 14, 2019 - by Andy Pasztor, Andrew Tangel and Alison Sider for wsj.com
- Conclusion is part of internal agency review of jetliner certification process
An internal Federal Aviation Administration review has tentatively determined that senior agency officials didn't participate in or monitor crucial safety assessments of a Boeing Co. 737 MAX flight-control system later implicated in two fatal crashes, according to industry and government officials.
The preliminary conclusion, which hasn't been reported before, may be discussed at a House Transportation subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
It is part of the first official investigative findings suggesting how the potentially hazardous...