Commercial aerospace hasn’t experienced a jolt for a new aircraft model like that of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8, which suffered two crashes in just five months, since the Lockheed Electra in 1959-60 and the Boeing 727 in 1965-66. The MAX’s automated flight-control system, known as the MCAS, appears to have played a central role in the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in October and possibly in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident, too.  China’s CAAC became the first ...

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