A Boeing 737 MAX sits exterior the hangar throughout a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX on the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington.
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A coaching overview for the grounded Boeing 737 Max will start on Monday in London, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration stated, in a key milestone for the airplane’s eventual return to service.
The FAA stated the Joint Operations Analysis Board for the Boeing 737 Max will happen at London Gatwick Airport and meet for about 9 days “to overview Boeing’s proposed coaching for 737 Max flight crews” and can embody civil aviation authorities and airline flight crews from the US, Canada, Brazil and the European Union.
There are a number of different key steps to be accomplished that increase questions on if there might be any 737 Max industrial flights earlier than 2021.
Boeing didn’t instantly remark.
This week in Vancouver, the European Union Aviation Security Company performed flight checks of the Boeing 737 Max after Canada performed its personal checks.
One of the best-selling airplane has been grounded globally since March 2019 after two deadly crashes in 5 months killed 346 folks.
Boeing has stated it expects to win obligatory approvals “in time to help resumption of deliveries through the fourth quarter.”
A Boeing spokesman stated Friday all remaining steps are “included in our estimate. Not new hurdles or remark durations we did not count on.”
After the nine-day overview, the outcomes might be included into the draft FAA Flight Standardization Board report, which can then be open for public remark.
Then, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will bear advisable coaching and conduct an analysis flight on the controls of a Boeing 737 Max. He’ll share observations with FAA technical workers.
The FAA will then overview Boeing’s ultimate design documentation to judge compliance with FAA rules. The multi-agency technical advisory board will overview the Boeing submission and difficulty a report previous to a ultimate FAA willpower of compliance.
The FAA will then difficulty a discover of pending vital security actions and publish a ultimate directive addressing recognized points for grounding and advises operators of required corrective actions earlier than plane could re-enter industrial service.
Then the FAA plans to rescind the grounding order.
The FAA will retain authority to difficulty airworthiness and export certificates for all 737 Max airplanes manufactured because the grounding and can carry out in-person, particular person critiques of those plane.