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Boeing Crash Isolates FAA as China Leads Push Against Max

  • Regulators are defying the U.S. and following China’s Lead
  • China is aiming to be a gold standard authority: Rand Corp.
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More than 40 aviation authorities have grounded the Boeing 737 Max jet. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The second fatal crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft in less than five months is creating a new hierarchy in aviation safety. Thrusting to the top: China.

Three days after an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed, killing all 157 people on board, country after country ignored assessments by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that the plane is safe to fly. Canada agreed it was too early to act but many fell into line in growing numbers behind the first major nation to ground its 737 Max fleet -- China.