Passengers urged not to let max problems undermine trust in aviation

The head of a leading airline group has urged passengers not to let the blaze of publicity over the Boeing 737 MAX tragedies undermine their confidence in the wider aviation system.

Manufacturer Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration have come under intense scrutiny by media and government after the crash within five months of each other of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

The crashes have led to questions about the FAA’s oversight of Boeing and whether the MAX certification process had been in some way compromised.

A number of investigations are underway into the saga and it remains unclear when it will return to service.

Several studies have also shown that many fliers will be reluctant to fly on the aircraft even when it’s cleared to fly again.