[1/2] A Boeing 737 Max aircraft during a display at the Farnborough International Airshow, in Farnborough, Britain, July 20, 2022.
The FAA said Tuesday it was also issuing additional guidance to airplane manufacturers on how to identify safety-critical information and said both new steps will "improve aircraft certification safety."
A U.S. House of Representatives report said Boeing failed to classify MCAS as a safety-critical system, which would have attracted greater FAA scrutiny during the certification process, and said the "FAA failed in its oversight of Boeing and its certification of the aircraft."
The FAA is still considering whether to certify two additional variants of the MAX - the smaller MAX 7 and larger MAX 10.
Last year, the FAA granted Boeing a shorter regulatory compliance program extension than the planemaker sought, so it can ensure the company implements "required improvements."
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