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Acting FAA Chief Defends Agency's Safety Certification Process

The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration defended the way his agency certifies airline safety after two deadly crashes of the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max jet. Daniel Elwell called the system in which FAA-approved employees at plane manufacturers inspect the aircraft they built themselves “a good system.” But skeptical Democrats on the House Transportation Committee questioned the agency’s credibility. They told Elwell that the closeness between Boeing and the FAA may...

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