FAA Under Federal Scrutiny For Certifying Boeing’s 737 Max 8

FAA Under Federal Scrutiny For Certifying 737 Max 8 Jet
In this March 14, 2019, file photo a worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle. U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets. Ted S. Warren / Associated Press
FAA Under Federal Scrutiny For Certifying 737 Max 8 Jet
In this March 14, 2019, file photo a worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle. U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets. Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

FAA Under Federal Scrutiny For Certifying Boeing’s 737 Max 8

Chicago-based Boeing is under federal scrutiny after two deadly crashes linked to a new software system on the 737 Max 8 jet. But folks in the aviation industry are also questioning the Federal Aviation Administration itself, and the Department of Transportation is investigating.

Morning Shift digs into the latest on the FAA and Boeing.

GUEST: David Schaper, NPR national desk correspondent based in Chicago

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