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Boeing Kept FAA in the Dark on Key 737 MAX Design Changes: US IG Report


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Boeing Co failed to submit certification documents to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detailing changes to a key flight control system faulted in two fatal crashes, a long-awaited government report seen by Reuters has found.

The flight control system, known as MCAS, was "not an area of emphasis" because Boeing presented it to the FAA as a modification of the jet's existing speed trim system, with limited range and use, according to the report.

The 52-page report by the US Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (IG), dated June 29 and set ...


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