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Boeing 'inappropriately coached' pilots in 737 MAX testing -U.S. Senate report By Reuters

Boeing 'inappropriately coached' pilots in 737 MAX testing -U.S. Senate report By Reuters
Boeing 'inappropriately coached' pilots in 737 MAX testing -U.S. Senate report

FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked at Boeing Field in Seattle WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Boeing officials "inappropriately coached" test pilots during recertification efforts after two fatal 737 MAX crashes killed 346 people, according to a lengthy congressional report released on Friday.It appears, in this instance, FAA and Boeing were attempting to cover up important information that may have contributed to the 737 MAX tragedies.Numerous reports have found Boeing failed to adequately consider how pilots respond to cockpit emergencies in its development of the 737 MAX." The committee also said "multiple independent whistleblowers contacted the committee to allege FAA senior management was complicit in determining the 737 MAX training certification level prior to any evaluation.

" Boeing resisted requiring simulator training for pilots before operating the 737 MAX but reversed course in January.The committee said its review was "constrained due to the continued criminal investigation" Last month, the FAA approved the 737 MAX's return to service and flights have resumed in Brazil.

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