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Gene Kaskiw Publishes Article on 737MAX Crashes in The Aviation & Space Journal

Newark, N.J. (November 13, 2019) – Newark Associate Gene K. Kaskiw published an article in The Aviation & Space Journal about the recent 737MAX plane groundings and the regulatory changes that followed. Titled “737MAX Grounding Likely to Usher in New Paradigm of International Cooperation in Airworthiness Certification,” the article appeared in the July/September 2019 edition of the journal.

In the article, Mr. Kaskiw provides a background on the certification process carried out by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and discusses how the agency has come under fire following the two catastrophic crashes in Indonesia in November 2018 and Ethiopia in March 2019. Mr. Kaskiw looks at the history of the 737MAX certification, including the FAA’s delegation of certain certification responsibilities, and how the crashes occurred.

The article goes on to examine the post-crash regulatory response and where the industry will go from here. Ending on a positive note, Mr. Kaskiw writes “the spirt of cooperation often prevails” in aviation, and that, while tragic, these 737MAX crashes were “one of the most significant aviation regulatory events in a generation,” and the resulting regulatory changes will ultimately contribute to safer air travel.

Mr. Kaskiw is a member of Lewis Brisbois’ Aviation Practice. He published a related article on the 737MAX crashes for the May 2019 edition of CLM Magazine.

Read The Aviation & Space Journal article here (page 12).


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