Boeing and FAA slammed for crashes
Numerous design, management and regulatory failures during the development of the 737 Max preceded the "preventable death" of 346 people in two crashes of the Boeing jetliner, according to a congressional report released Wednesday.
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's 238-page report, painted a Boeing that prioritized profits over safety as the manufacturer raced to finish the plane to compete with rival Airbus.
The report said concerns about the aircraft weren't sufficiently addressed to spur design changes.
The report also found the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) failed to protect the traveling public, in part because of "excessive" delegation of certification work to Boeing.
The report comes as regulators are in the final stretch of work to recertify the planes.
The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since March 2019.