Washington: The Boeing Co, an American multinational aerospace corporation failed to submit a long – awaited certification documents to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) describing changes to a key flight control system slammed in two fatal crashes.
The flight control system, known as MCAS, was “not an area of emphasis” because Boeing conferred it to the FAA as an alternation of the jet’s current speed trim system, with limited range and use.
A 52 – page report, dated June 29, made public on Wednesday by the Inspector General of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office laid mistakes made by both the plane maker and FAA in the development and certification of Boeing’s top-selling aircraft.
The FAA refused to comment beyond the department’s response attached to the report. “When the MAX returns to service, it will be one of the most thoroughly scrutinized aircraft in history, and we have full confidence in its safety,” a Boeing spokesperson said.
The 737 MAX has been stranded from commercial flight worldwide since March 2019 after two crashes killed 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia within five months.