Boeing Withheld Data on System Linked to Crashes, Report Says

July 1, 2020, 2:31 PM

Boeing Co. provided only “limited information” on the flight-control software later implicated in two fatal crashes on the 737 Max as it was being approved by federal regulators, a government watchdog report has found.

The Transportation Department’s Inspector General concluded that Boeing didn’t fully communicate to Federal Aviation Administration officials changes to a system that automatically pushed down the jet’s nose. That led the regulator to focus on other issues in its review of the plane.

The highly anticipated report, dated June 29 and released Wednesday morning, paints a critical picture of Boeing. It was reviewed by Bloomberg News before ...

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