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Boeing to meet with US airlines over 737 Max

April 12, 2019 / gulfnews

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Thursday it would meet with American commercial airlines that use the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded worldwide since mid-March following two accidents that killed 346 people. The meeting comes as Boeing faces intense scrutiny after 157 people died in an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash on March 10 - the second deadly crash involving the aircraft in five months. The purpose of this meeting is for the FAA to gather facts, information, and individual views to further understand their views as FAA decides what needs to be done before returning the aircraft to service,” the agency said in a statement. Security representatives from American Airlines, Southwest and United will be at the meeting, as well as representatives from their pilot unions.