After two fatal accidents of 737 Max 8 that killed 346 people, Boeing is facing major scrutiny for one of its newest and most important aircraft. PlanesAround the world and Congress, the FBI and the Trump administration have called for an investigation into the FAA certification process.
The development was a big blow to Boeing, where there were thousands of 737 Max orders on its books. The official causes of these accidents, seemingly similar, are still under study. But so far, investigators in Indonesia and Ethiopia have focused on faulty sensors and a flight control system designed to push the nose into the air. Anfrom an international safety council also found that Boeing and FAA need to change the response time, certification and communication process of the pilot.
Boeing said it has completed the necessary update for FAA to review. But until now, the agency has yet to say when that assessment will occur or when the aircraft will be able to carry passengers back. Boeing temporarily suspended aircraft production until it flew again. Until Max returns in the air, here is everything else we know:
What happened in the two accidents?
In the first crash on October 29, 2018, Flight of Lion Air 610 dove in Java Sea 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 189 people. The crew made a …