The Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, a narrow-body airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA).
Boeing’s (NYSE: BA ) 737 MAX will receive final clearance to resume its flights in Europe next week, the head of the EU aviation safety watchdog said on Tuesday.
The bloc’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is one of the last major regulators to approve changes to the MAX and its software, blamed for two fatal crashes that took the model out of action in March 2019.
“We hope to publish it next week, which means that the MAX will be allowed to fly again,” the agency’s chief executive, Patrick Ky, said in an online briefing.
A separate certification of the MAX-200 model will likely come in “the next few weeks,” he added, allowing flights to resume before the summer.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Brazilian authorities authorized the MAX to fly again in November. Canada is expected to do the same on Wednesday.
After the accidents, EASA insisted on conducting a more comprehensive and in-depth review than it normally does on Boeing aircraft under the FAA’s primary authority.