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Boeing 737 MAX. Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Boeing has newly found that its flight simulators used to train pilots failed to precisely imitate the conditions that resulted in its MCAS anti-stall system malfunctioning, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: Airlines are seeking ways to ensure their pilots are able to handle any malfunctions on the 737 MAX once they resume service, Axios' Andrew Freedman writes. If the simulators fail to replicate what went wrong in the two fatal crashes, then pilots won’t be able to realistically experience how to properly respond, even if the FAA does not require the use of simulators.

  • This revelation seems sure to intensify concerns about Boeing as the company angles to regain its footing and following with the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes in its wake. Its training has been a sore spot throughout the investigation into its 737 MAX aircraft.
  • Boeing said Thursday it completed its fix to the 737 MAX. With edits to the anti-stall system, the plan is to include new pilot training as well.

What's next: Per the New York Times, regulators are in the process of determining what training will be required. The company have changes authorized by regulators, who will need to approve them before the planes can take flight again.

Go deeper: Everything you need to know about the Boeing 737 MAX crashes

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Scoop: Trump tells confidants he plans to pardon Michael Flynn

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President Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: Sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said Flynn will be part of a series of pardons that Trump issues between now and when he leaves office.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
4 hours ago - World

Remote work shakes up geopolitics

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.

The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.

Trump gives Biden access to presidential intelligence briefings

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The Trump White House on Tuesday gave President-elect Biden access to daily presidential intelligence briefings, a source familiar with the matter tells Axios.

Why it matters: Trump has refused to share the briefs until now, as he continues to challenge the result of the election and declines to concede. The president's acquiescence comes as another sign that the transition to a Biden administration is taking place.