Tuesday, November 30, 2021

737 MAX: After repeated claims, Boeing still uncertain of airborne date


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Aviation regulators from the United States and the European Union said they were still checking the aircraft 737 MAX software changes being carried out by Boeing.

Quoted from Reuters on Wednesday, this examination was carried out in detail, bearing in mind two major accidents that killed 346 people, occurred on a type aircraft 737 MAX within a period of five months.

The ongoing safety review includes the matter of certification of 737 MAX which could not have been completed before November, said two sources.

Boeing has repeatedly said it will resume flights in the fourth quarter, which starts on October 1.

Read also: Boeing conducts 500 test flights of 737 Max after updating its program

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement that it had transparent and collaborative relations with other civil aviation authorities when they conducted a 737 MAX safety review.

On the other hand, the European Union said that it also communicate with Boeing on flight security tests.

“We at this stage do not have specific concerns resulting from that assessment which means that we cannot approve coordinated returns to service. We continue to make contact with the FAA and Boeing”, said a spokesman for the European Union Aviation Security Agency (EASA) via email.

FAA administrator Steve Dickson previously said that the agency would need about one month after, the scheduled certification test flight before the aircraft could be flown back.

The FAA reiterated on Tuesday that they did not have a definite date for completing the review.

For info, Boeing has provided a $50 million grant, which was announced on September 23.

“Each victim’s family will receive US $144,500. Of the two deadly accidents, Boeing has paid three of the five claims filed to date”, the fund’s co-administrator, Camille Biros, told Reuters.

Read also: Boeing donates $100 million to the families of 737 MAX crash victims

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