Boeing’s (BA) 737 Max was cleared to fly too early, according to the company’s former senior manager Ed Pierson.
The aircraft was grounded worldwide for 20 months following two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people. However, US safety regulators cleared the plane to fly again in North America and Brazil in November last year.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said existing planes would need to be modified before going back into service, with changes to their design, while pilots would need retraining. It said the design changes it had required had “eliminated what caused these particular accidents.”
The plane is also set to get the green light in Europe after the head of Europe’s aviation…