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FAA to require aircraft makers to improve safety systems

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it will launch the regulatory process to mandate Safety Management Systems (SMS) at aircraft manufactures. The systems are enabling the assessment of whether design, procedures and training at aircraft makers are working jointly to avoid potential hazards.

The FAA decision comes in response to the recommendation of an expert panel named by the United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, following the fatal crashes of Boeing's 737 Max airplanes that killed 346 people within five months.

In March, the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure stated that 737 Max aircraft had technical problems and was affected by a lack of transparency. FAA has recently expanded probe into Boeing's compliance with mandatory production rules and safeguards.

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