MCAS, The Aircraft Certification Act and the unintended consequences of Congressional Intervention

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By the Leeham News team

Boeing whistle blower Ed Pierson testified about issues surrounding the 737 MAX following the two crashes that killed 346 people. New York Times photo.

April 10, 2023, © Leeham News: Action by the US Congress following the Boeing 737 MAX crisis resulted in a host of new laws intended to fix shortcomings in regulations that contributed to the crisis. Sections in the legislation involved safety reporting and Whistle Blower protections. The Act provides for the establishment of Safety Management Systems.

But as we’ve seen in our series, there have been shortcomings in the legislation. These sections are no different.

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