EU regulator approves Boeing 737 MAX return

Friday, 16. October 2020 09:43

Boeing Company's 737 MAX aircraft was cleared to return to the skies in the European Union by the end of 2020, EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky unveiled on Friday.

"Our analysis is showing that this is safe, and the level of safety reached is high enough for us. What we discussed with Boeing is the fact that with the third sensor, we could reach even higher safety levels," Ky noted, referring to an additional synthetic sensor which could take from 20 to 24 months to be developed and installed on the aircraft.

The 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 following two crashes in less than six months that left 346 people killed. In August, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formally informed Boeing about actions it should undertake to get the plane back flying.

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