UPDATE – Boeing says it already has made “fundamental changes” to its safety policy and culture since the two fatal MAX accidents, but the coming months will be crucial to see if the airframer is heading in the right direction. Making a judgment will be the safety review panel, for which the FAA appointed 24 experts last week. FAA review panel to judge Boeing’s safety policy.

The panel will “review Boeing’s safety management processes and how they impact Boeing’s safety culture. The panel will convene in the coming weeks and have nine months to complete its review and issue findings and recommendations,” the FAA says in a January 5 statement. The panel is a key requirement of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act.

 


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