U.S. lawmakers propose airplane certification reforms after fatal Boeing crashes

FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX airplane takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Karen Ducey/

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Monday introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the Federal Aviation Administration’s aircraft certification process in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes in five months killed 346 people.

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