Boeing will recommend simulator training for pilots of its troubled 737 Max jets

Boeing Suspends 737 MAX

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Boeing said it would recommend simulator training for pilots of its 737 Max jets after previously stating that such training was unnecessary.

In a statement released on January 7th, the aerospace company said it was basing its decision on its “unstinting commitment to the safe return of service as well as changes to the airplane and test results.” The reversal comes after Boeing said it would temporarily suspend production of the 737 Max — the airplane involved in two fatal crashes that took the lives of 346 people — starting this month. Simulator training requirements for pilots could further delay the jets return to service.

“Safety is Boeing’s top priority,” said interim Boeing CEO Greg Smith in the statement. “Public, customer and…

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