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11/18, 1:05 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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FAA mulls changing plane certification procedure

The United States Federal Aviation Administration head Stephen Dickson stated in an interview that the regulator is considering changing its plane certification procedure in response to the Boeing 737 MAX scandal.

"The current approach is you’re answering all these questions and then it’s, ‘OK FAA, here’s my final exam. Grade my paper," Dickson stated, according to the Wall Street Journal. "That’s the transactional approach. The holistic approach is more of a dialogue as you go through the process," he added and explained the new process should entail more dialogue and agency input. However, he did not provide any other details on the planned

Boeing's 737 MAX planes remain grounded worldwide after a software issue malfunction was blamed for two deadly crashes of the model, involving Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines aircraft.

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