EASA closer to allowing Boeing 737 MAX to fly

Tuesday, 24. November 2020 13:43

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published on Tuesday a directive detailing conditions under which the Boeing Company's 737 MAX could restart flying in the EU. The agency stated that its final Airworthiness Directive will be published in mid-January 2021, after which the 737 MAX will be ungrounded.

"Intense work involving the dedicated attention from around 20 EASA experts over a period of around 20 months has now given EASA the confidence to declare the aircraft will be safe to fly again," it said in a statement. It will require Boeing to perform changes to the aircraft design as well as a mandatory training program for pilots. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) already lifted the ban on 737 MAX last week.

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