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FAA chief to face questions over Boeing’s 737 Max airliner

House Aviation subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen says the FAA has a credibility problem


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WASHINGTON – With Congress stepping up its investigation into the troubled Boeing 737 Max airliner and how it passed regulatory safety checks, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration will appear before a House aviation panel.

Acting FAA head Daniel Elwell is scheduled to testify Wednesday while a Senate committee hears from President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the agency on a permanent basis.

House Aviation subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen says he expects answers about the FAA’s certification of the Max, the role of Boeing employees in assessing key features on the plane, and FAA’s role in developing pilot training for the plane.

Larsen says the FAA has a credibility problem.


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