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Last to Ground the Max a Year Ago, FAA’s Global Status Shaken

  • Some see blow to agency’s prestige in wake of fatal crashes
  • FAA is increasingly tough as it seeks consensus on Max return
Boeing Corp. 737 Aircraft Production Plant Amid Global Uproar
Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg

After the second fatal crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner, most of the world’s aviation regulators rushed to ground the jet while the U.S., where it was built, waited for data.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration took three days and ended up being the last to end flights on Boeing’s best-selling jetliner, a year ago Friday.