Pundits, politicians and the general press continue to jab fingers into Boeing and the FAA over design and certification shortcomings associated with the Boeing 737 MAX. The aircraft’s maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) is implicated in the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accidents that, combined, killed 346 people, as though government airworthiness regulators and the Chicago-based jetliner manufacturer were solely to blame for the ...

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