A Boeing 737 MAX sits aspect the hangar during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington.
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A training reconsider for the grounded Boeing 737 Max will begin on Monday in London, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said, in a key milestone for the regular’s eventual return to service.
The FAA said the Joint Operations Evaluation Board for the Boeing 737 Max will take station at London Gatwick Airport and meet for approximately nine days “to review Boeing’s proposed training for 737 Max show a clean pair of heels crews” and will include civil aviation authorities and airline flight crews from the United States, Canada, Brazil and the European Mixing.
There are several other key steps to be completed that raise questions about if there will be any 737 Max commercial shove offs before 2021.
Boeing did not immediately comment.
This week in Vancouver, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency carry oned flight tests of the Boeing 737 Max after Canada conducted its own tests.
The best-selling plane has been grounded globally since Strut 2019 after two fatal crashes in five months killed 346 people.
Boeing has said it expects to win imperative approvals “in time to support resumption of deliveries during the fourth quarter.”
A Boeing spokesman said Friday all outstanding steps are “incorporated in our estimate. Not new hurdles or comment periods we didn’t expect.”
After the nine-day review, the results hand down be incorporated into the draft FAA Flight Standardization Board report, which will then be open for public criticism.
Then, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will undergo recommended training and conduct an evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 Max. He discretion share observations with FAA technical staff.
The FAA will then review Boeing’s final design documentation to rank compliance with FAA regulations. The multi-agency technical advisory board will review the Boeing submission and issue a article prior to a final FAA determination of compliance.
The FAA will then issue a notice of pending significant safety actions and leak a final directive addressing known issues for grounding and advises operators of required corrective actions before aircraft may re-enter commercial advantage.
Then the FAA plans to rescind the grounding order.
The FAA will retain authority to issue airworthiness and export certificates for all 737 Max airplanes putting out since the grounding and will perform in-person, individual reviews of these aircraft.