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FAA Proposes Simulator Training for Max Pilots Boeing Resisted

  • FAA will assess public reaction before approving training
  • Aircraft fixes, new training must be set before plane’s return
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Proposed new pilot-training requirements for Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max -- one of the final hurdles needed before the plane can return to the skies -- includes simulator training that the planemaker once sought to avoid.

The training would require that flight crews are trained and tested on the fixes to the plane, including changes to the automated system implicated in two crashes and a redesigned flight-control computer, the report posted by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday said. The plan could be altered as the agency considers comments from pilots, airline unions and the public.