737 MAX up­dates

Travel Daily - - News -

BOE­ING has es­ti­mated its 737 MAX will re­ceive au­tho­ri­sa­tion from reg­u­la­tors to re­turn to ser­vice in “mid-2020”.

“This up­dated es­ti­mate is in­formed by our ex­pe­ri­ence to date with the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process...it is sub­ject to our on­go­ing at­tempts to ad­dress known sched­ule risks and fur­ther de­vel­op­ments that may arise in con­nec­tion with the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process,” Boe­ing said.

It also ac­counts for the rig­or­ous scru­tiny that reg­u­la­tory au­thor­i­ties are ap­ply­ing at ev­ery step of their re­view of the 737 MAX’s flight con­trol sys­tem and the Joint Op­er­a­tions Eval­u­a­tion Board process, which de­ter­mines pi­lot train­ing re­quire­ments.

MEAN­WHILE, Boe­ing’s state­ment prompted WestJet to re­move the air­craft from its sched­ule through to 24 Jun, with af­fected trav­ellers to be con­tacted in due course.

The air­line has com­pleted more than 98% of planned de­par­tures de­spite its 13 737 MAX air­craft re­main­ing grounded.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.