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FAA Chief Stresses Need for Better Plane Design and Piloting

  • U.S. agency says it will share information, welcomes feedback
  • Boeing’s 737 Max was grounded after second fatal crash
A Boeing 737 Max 8 sits parked outside the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington. 

A Boeing 737 Max 8 sits parked outside the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington. 

Photographer: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
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The top U.S. aviation regulator briefed his counterparts from around the world on the grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max, reminding them that improvements in both aircraft design and piloting are needed for safety.

Newly installed FAA Administrator Steve Dickson pledged in his opening statement Monday to continue sharing information as the agency assesses Boeing’s proposed fixes for a flight-control system involved in two fatal crashes, off the coast of Indonesia and in Ethiopia.