FAA administrator gives the OK to begin flying Boeing’s 737 Max

Nov. 20, 2020
FAA's Steve Dickson says he’d now put his own family on a Max, Rob Mark reports for Flying.

WASHINGTON - Early yesterday morning, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an official “Recission of Emergency Order of Prohibition.” In lay terms, that meant operators of the Boeing 737 Max may again begin flying the aircraft subject to the conditions laid out by the agency related to maintenance and pilot training, Rob Mark reports for FlyingContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

November 20, 2020 - "Not a day goes by that I and my colleagues don't think about the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines victims and their families and our solemn responsibility to identify and address the issues that played a role in the accidents," said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson. "It's taken a long time and a lot of effort, but we finally reached that point."

The Max jets won't be taking to the skies immediately as they have been grounded for nearly two years following a pair of deadly crashes attributed to the jet's MCAS system. The passenger aircraft need to be made ready to fly and then the software updates and other changes need to be tested on each plane.

"The FAA's directive is an important milestone," said Stan Deal, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We will continue to work with regulators around the world and our customers to return the airplane back into service worldwide."

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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