While other countries aren’t so confident, the FAA is giving the Boeing 737 MAX a vote of confidence after a second crash involving the plane in less than a year. The agency is telling international airlines that the airliner is still airworthy, but it will take action if information comes in that affects safety.
That decision flies in the face of a growing international consensus against the aircraft. Last October, the same type of plane went down off the coast of Indonesia.Paul Hudson, the president of FlyersRights.org and a member of the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee, says the FAA’s move (or lack thereof) is a mistake). "The FAA's 'wait and see' attitude risks lives,” he notes. “As well as the safety reputation of the US aviation industry,"
As we told you before, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after take-off over the weekend – killing all 157 people on board. That tally also includes eight Americans.
Source: BBC News
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