EASA, Boeing agree on flight tests

Thursday, 27. August 2020 13:47

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the Boeing Company concerning 737 MAX aircraft flight tests. The agency "judges the overall maturity of the re-design process is now sufficient" to proceed with testing, which will take place in Vancouver, Canada in the week of September 7.

The EASA has also been working with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in an effort to "return the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to service as soon as possible, but only once it is convinced it is safe." The tests are a prerequisite for the approval of the airliner's new design, the agency said.

The 737 MAX has not flown since March 2019, after two crashes which left over 300 fatalities.

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