China to Consider Test Flights On Boeing 737 MAX Written 9 July 2021


Boeing 737-8 MAX. | Credit: pjs2005; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

Bloomberg reports that “Chinese aviation officials” are considering conducting a “validation flight” for the Boeing 737 MAX, “a step toward lifting the plane’s grounding in that nation after more than two years, according to people familiar with the matter.” The Boeing Company “is preparing to send a delegation of around 35 pilots and engineers to meet with regulators in late July after they undergo weeks of quarantine, one of the people said.” Following the test flight, Chinese regulators could “take many months” to finalize their inspections of the jet, “particularly if there is no break in the heightened trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.”
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