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Europe Sets Its Own Rules For The 737 Max To Fly Again

Posted on 6th September 2019

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As reported here, by the BBC, the European Aviation Safety Agency (Easa) has decided not to accept re-certification by the US FAA of the Boeing 737 Max.

Instead, Easa will run their own tests on the aircraft before approving its return to commercial flights. In addition they will insist:

  • On an "additional and broader independent design review" by Easa,
  • That the two fatal crashes were "deemed sufficiently understood"
  • And that flight crews have been adequately trained in any changes to the plane.

That is good news. Clearly, with all the revelations about the 737 Max, Boeing cannot be trusted to ensure safety, and neither can the FAA.