European aviation agency declares Boeing 737 Max safe.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will publish the directive next month that will allow the Boeing 737 Max to fly again before the end of the year, as confirmed by Bloomberg. After successive errors in the software, the American plane seems to have managed to steer its course and pass the necessary tests for its certification.
In an interview, Patrick Ky, EASA director, said that the European regulatory body believes that the changes made are now “safe” and the Boeing 737 Max already meets the requirements to be able to fly again.
Last September, EASA announced that the Boeing 737 Max had completed flight tests, in tests in Vancouver, Canada. The next step was to assess the requirements to fly safely again. As confirmed by Patrick Ky, the Boeing 737 Max has completed all the steps and is ready to receive the European certification that will allow it to return.
On the part of Boeing, in May 2020 the company decided to resume production five months after its historic stoppage. Although it has been more than two years since all Boeing 737 Max lost the permission to fly due to two fatal accidents that caused 346 victims.
As described by Bloomberg, the final documentation will be published at the end of November and it will take four weeks until its public release. EASA has insisted on adding a third sensor for the MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System), but its arrival is not expected until at least 2022. Although, it will be part of the requirements for its certification and will be retroactively incorporated into the existing models.
On the part of the American FAA, the Boeing 737 Max has also completed safety tests during this month of October and it is expected that in the next few weeks it will receive authorization from the United States.