EASA Clears Return of 737 MAX Written 27 January 2021


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The AP reports that the Boeing 737 MAX “has been approved to resume flights in Europe, following nearly two years of reviews after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide, the European aviation safety agency said Wednesday.” Changes made to the aircraft mandated by the EASA “include a package of software upgrades, a reworking of the electrical system, maintenance checks, operations manual updates and new crew training.” EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said, “This assessment was carried out in full independence of The Boeing Company or the Federal Aviation Administration and without any economic or political pressure – we asked difficult questions until we got answers and pushed for solutions which satisfied our exacting safety requirements. We carried out our own flight tests and simulator sessions and did not rely on others to do this for us.”
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