(Associated Press) – Federal officials are clearing the ways for grounded Boeing planes to resume flying.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it approved an inspection and maintenance process that the planes must go through.

After that, they will be allowed to carry passengers again.

Meanwhile, Congress is getting involved in examining safety at Boeing after a panel blew off a Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliner in midflight this month.

Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state says Boeing leadership must put safety ahead of profits.

She plans Senate hearings.

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