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Boeing 737 Max: EASA completes test flights

Johanna Koyser
13.09.2020
2 minutes

At the end of June, the Boeing 737 Max was ready for its first test flights for re-certification. However, these were test flights by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Not enough for a re-certification of the 737 Max on European soil. Therefore, test flights of the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA (European Union Safety Agency) were now also carried out.

Due to current travel restrictions, the test flights did not take place on European soil, but instead in Vancouver, Canada. According to initial findings, no unexpected incidents occurred during the 737 Max test flights. Nevertheless, it may still take some time until the aircraft is re-certified. Finally, the collected flight data must now be checked in detail to guarantee the safety of the aircraft. EASA is working closely with the FAA on the detailed testing of the Boeing 737 Max. This is done in order to enable a timely re-certification.

We at WingMag are curious to know when the green light will be given for the Boeing 737 Max. It would be a relief for many airlines. Not to forget of course for the manufacturer itself, Boeing. There, we could finally close this dark chapter.

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by Johanna Koyser

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