The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it plans changes to how new airplane models are certified, but will preserve Boeing’s critical role in that process  despite criticism the OEM made mistakes in certifying the 737 MAX. The FAA responded to recommendations made in January by an advisory committee set up by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who oversees the FAA, in a report released Tuesday. In a statement, the FAA said those recommendations confirmed that its existing safety protocols are “sound,” though there are “areas where we have opportunities to improve.” These areas do not include ending the controversial practice of  FAA to

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