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US Approval for 737 MAX Return Nears as Challenges Remain for Boeing

WASHINGTON—After a standoff with global regulators, management turmoil, and a massive safety review, Boeing is set to win U.S. approval on Wednesday to resume flights of its grounded 737 MAX. But the largest U.S. airplane maker faces headwinds from the coronavirus and new European tariffs as it scrambles to return the best-selling jet to service. Reuters first reported on Nov. 9 that the FAA was in the final stages of reviewing proposed MAX changes and was set to lift its grounding order as early as Wednesday. The FAA decision comes as other global regulators also move closer to decisions on allowing the plane to resume flights. A group of relatives of MAX crash victims and some U.S. House Democrats have urged the FAA to disclose key supporting data in its examination of the plane. The FAA is requiring new training to deal with a key safety system called MCAS tied …