Boeing 737 MAX 8 Punctuates A Decade In Aviation News

By Kaely Monahan, Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 4:34pm

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Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet. That followed two crashes over the previous six months.

Those incidents, and the effects of those planes not being in the air, were some of the biggest stories of the year in aviation; they led Boeing’s CEO to step down last week.

To get a sense of what those impacts might look like going forward, and to recap the decade in the friendly skies, The Show spoke with Seth Kaplan, Transportation Analyst for NPR’s Here and Now. He began by talking about just how big a story the MAX’s grounding was.

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