BOEING 737 MAX’S EUROPE FLIGHT TEST STILL ON HOLD
Travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to slow the recertification process for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in Europe, even after U.S. aviation regulators moved a step closer to allowing the grounded jet to fly again. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said it’s still working with Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to find a solution that would allow it to conduct its own test flights for the jet. None of the flights, a prerequisite for the 737 Max’s return to service in Europe, has been scheduled. On Monday, the FAA asked for public comment on proposed changes it will require for recertification of the 737 Max, which was grounded after two crashes killed 346 people. Boeing has said it expects to resume deliveries of the narrow-body plane this year.