An unprecedented abundance of caution, driven by political and public pressure, led regulators and operators to ground the Boeing 737 MAX series in an 80-hr. window following the type’s second fatal accident in five months. The grounding in turn prompted Boeing to pause MAX deliveries. For an industry that prides itself on its deliberate, reasoned approach to complex safety issues, messaging around the uncoordinated series of groundings provides few answers and raises many ...

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