A scathing new report has emerged that the Boeing 737 MAX commercial airliner jets that crashed in October and earlier this month lacked two optional safety features that Boeing charges extra for. 

“They’re critical, and cost almost nothing for the airlines to install,” Bjorn Fehrm, an analyst at the aviation consultancy Leeham, told the Times. “Boeing charges for them because it can. But they’re vital for safety.”

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