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Euro­pean reg­u­la­tor says 737 Max 'safe'

- New York City · Boeing · Indonesia · Ethiopia · European Union · European Aviation Safety Agency

New York, US - Boeing shares climbed on Fri­day fol­low­ing a re­port that the Euro­pean air safety reg­u­la­tor is ready to al­low the 737 Max jet to re­turn to the skies af­ter its world­wide ground­ing.

The 737 Max was grounded glob­ally in 2019 af­ter crashes in In­done­sia and Ethiopia killed 346 peo­ple, plung­ing Boeing into cri­sis as the Max un­der­went a lengthy re­view process.

Pa­trick Ky, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Euro­pean Union Avi­a­tion Safety Agency (EASA), told Bloomberg the plane could start fly­ing be­fore the end of the year.

Ky said Boeing would add a new sen­sor to the plane to pre­vent the types of prob­lems that con­trib­uted to the crashes but that the plane could re­sume ser­vice even be­fore that de­vice is in­stalled.

"Our anal­y­sis is show­ing that this is safe, and the level of safety reached is high enough for us," Ky said. "What we dis­cussed with Boeing is the fact that with the third sen­sor, we could reach even higher safety lev­els."

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