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FAA Defends Safety Certification Practices to Senate

Federal regulators Wednesday defended the practice of letting aircraft builders certify the safety of their own planes. The Senate called Wednesday's hearing following the deadly crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets because of suspected problems with anti-stall software. The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Daniel Elwell, told the panel the agency would need another $1.8 billion a year and 10,000 new employees to do all the work now farmed out to aircraft workers. He...

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