U.S. to change air safety oversight after Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes


Kwao Saa

Aviation authorities in the United States will change its oversight approach to air safety a few months after two Boeing planes went down.

On Wednesday, Dan Elwell, acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said the agency is set to change its oversight approach in July. However, the details of the changes have not been revealed.

US lawmakers are scheduled to question Elwell on how the FAA is going to change the way manufacturers like Boeing can certify their own aircraft and software systems.

Boeing has come under intense scrutiny following the Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed 157 people. This is the second fatal crash involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the span of a few months. [….] CONTINUE READING