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A Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane sits on the assembly line during a brief media tour in Boeing's 737 assembly facility in Renton, Washington. Image Credit: AP

New York: Boeing said Tuesday it will urge regulators to require 737 Max simulator training for pilots prior to clearing the jet to return to service.

The aviation giant, which has been roiled by a nine-month grounding of the plane following two deadly crashes, had previously argued that pilots needed only computer-based training.

The announcement Tuesday is the first major shift in approach since the company replaced its chief executive in late December.

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