The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Monday it plans to issue a global notice of “continued airworthiness” for the Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane after two deadly crashes involving the model raised concerns about safety.
“The FAA continuously assesses and oversees the safety performance of U.S. commercial aircraft,” the FAA said. “If we identify an issue that affects safety, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action.”
Several nations grounded the model in the wake of an Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday. The crash, which killed 157 people, remains under investigation.
It was the second recent crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 in recent months. In October, the same model crashed in Indonesia, killing 189 people. The cause of that crash is still unknown, according to CNBC.
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