WASHINGTON / SEATTLE (Reuters) – After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate turmoil and confrontation with global regulators, the Boeing Co is set to win approval on Wednesday from the US. s. The Federal Aviation Administration will fly its 737 MAX again after a fatal disaster.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will detail the software upgrades and training changes that Boeing must make in order to resume commercial flights after 20 months of grounding, the longest in commercial aviation history.
The crash of a 737 MAX in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people in five months in 2018 and 2019 and sparked a storm of investigations, isolated executives and isolated executives. . s. Pioneering global aviation and cost Boeing nearly $ 20 billion.
The letter U. s. The aircraft maker’s best-selling aircraft will resume commercial service in the face of strong headwinds such as the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, new European tariffs, and distrust of one of the brands most under scrutiny in the aviation industry..
« Our family is shattered, » Nawise Ryan, whose 39-year-old husband died on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, told a news conference Tuesday.. . “We are suffering and will likely continue to suffer for a very long time, if not for the rest of our lives.
The 737 Max is a redesigned upgrade to an aircraft that was first introduced in the 1960s. Single aisle aircraft, such as the competing Airbus MAX and A320, are short-range business aircraft that dominate global fleets and provide a major source of industry profits..
Anticipating approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines plans to relaunch commercial MAX flights in December. 29. Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest MAX operator, does not plan to fly until the second quarter of 2021.
Leading foreign regulators in Europe, Brazil, and China must also issue their own approvals for their airlines after independent reviews – to explain how the 737 MAX crashes upside down.. . s. It dominates the aviation safety system in which countries large and small have moved for decades with the Federal Aviation Administration.
When the plane flies, Boeing will run a 24-hour war room to monitor all MAX flights for issues that could affect the plane’s return, from discontinued landing gear to health emergencies, according to three people familiar with the matter.. .
Federal Aviation Administration Director Steve Dickson is expected to sign an order to lift the no-fly zone on Wednesday, and the agency is set to issue an airworthiness directive detailing the required changes..
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required new training for pilots and software upgrades to handle a stopping prevention system called MCAS, which in both collisions repeatedly and forcefully down the nose of the aircraft while pilots struggled to regain control.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which has faced accusations of being too close to Boeing in the past, has said it will no longer allow Boeing to sign airworthiness for the approximately 450 737 MAX aircraft already built.. . So it plans to conduct personal and individual inspections that may take a year or more to complete, lengthening delivery of the aircraft.
Meanwhile, Boeing is striving to continue maintenance and find airline buyers for many of its 737 MAX jets that have been out of service since the downturn in the Coronavirus has diminished airlines’ desire to renew their fleets.. .
Even with all the hurdles, resuming deliveries of the 737 MAX will open a significant pipeline of cash to Boeing and hundreds of parts suppliers whose finances have been hit by production cuts associated with the aircraft’s safety ban.
Numerous reports were mistaken by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the development of the aircraft. A u. s. A report by the House of Representatives in September stated that « Boeing had failed to design and develop the MAX plane, and the Federal Aviation Administration had failed to supervise and approve Boeing of the aircraft. ». .
The report said Boeing made « false assumptions in design and performance, » while also criticizing Boeing for withholding « important information about the Federal Aviation Administration, its customers and 737 MAX pilots » including « concealing the very existence of MCAS from 737 MAX pilots ». .
The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to reform how the Federal Aviation Administration would certify aircraft, while a Senate committee will consider a similar bill on Wednesday..
Report by Eric M.. Johnson in Seattle, Tracy Rusinski in Chicago, David Shepherdson in Washington, Alison Lambert in Montreal, and Jimmy Fred in Sydney; Edited by Matthew Lewis
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