FAA Administrator Dickson: Boeing 737 Max Could Return Sooner Than Expected Written 27 January 2020


Grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked adjacent to Boeing Field, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Seattle. | Associated Press

Reuters reported that according to “people briefed on the calls,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson “called senior U.S. airline officials on Friday and told them the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX’s return to service before mid-year.” The calls came as an FAA statement on Friday said, “While the FAA continues to follow a thorough, deliberate process, the agency is pleased with Boeing’s progress in recent weeks toward achieving key milestones.” Additionally, the faster timeline would represent an improvement on The Boeing Company’s own projections released earlier in the week which suggested the plane will not return until “mid-2020.”
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