A new safety review wasn’t necessary under F.A.A. rules since the changes didn’t affect what the agency considers an especially critical or risky phase of flight.
The transportation secretary said Boeing appeared close to completing a software upgrade on a critical sensor believed to have played a role in two crashes.
The Boeing jet that crashed twice in five months relied on decades-old systems and left pilots without some common safety features.
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Preliminary findings on the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 disaster, based on black box data, again put attention on the jet’s anti-stall system.
The wrongful death suit comes after Samya Rose Stumo, 24, was one of 157 people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane went down last month.
Ms. Fileva, who died in a plane crash, was the rare woman to hold an executive post in Russia. She helped consolidate the post-Soviet airline industry.
The chairman of the commerce committee sent a letter to the F.A.A. asking about claims that its safety inspectors were not properly trained or certified.
Ms. Fileva, who was considered one of Russia’s richest women, died on Sunday when a private plane on which she was traveling crashed in Germany.
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