- The European Aviation Safety Agency may approve Boeing 's 737 Max to go around in January next year.
- Previous research and test flights have shown that the American aircraft manufacturer has repaired the failure that caused the fatal crash.
- Boeing is optimistic about the demand for commercial aircraft in the Chinese market in the next 20 years
The European Aviation Safety Agency may approve Boeing ‘s 737 Max to go around in January next year. Previous research and test flights have shown that the American aircraft manufacturer has repaired the failure that caused the fatal crash. Patrick Ky, director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, said on Saturday.
“All these studies show us that the plane can return to service.” Patrick Ky, head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, said Saturday in an interview with LaTribune.fr. “It’s likely that, in our case, we’ll adopt the decisions that will allow us to put it back in service in the course of January.”
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently approved the final permit for the 737 Max to go around. The EU’s approval will be a milestone in Boeing’s efforts to re-operate Max outside the United States.
The European Aviation Safety Agency hopes to take more safety measures beyond the FAA’s requirements. The agency’s approval will allow Boeing to resume deliveries of already-built aircraft in areas where major customers such as Ryanair are located.
In October last year, Patrick Ky stated that he was satisfied with the adjustments Boeing made to the aircraft. Previously, Boeing had two crashes within 5 months, which killed 346 people and caused the Boeing 737 Max model to be grounded globally in March 2019.
After the 737 MAX crisis damaged the FAA’s reputation as a leader in aviation safety, the support of European regulators was seen as the key to Boeing’s global support for the aircraft.
The head of the EU aviation regulator said: “What will change for sure is the way we certify Boeings,” the EU aviation regulator chief said. He said that this should not lead to a longer certification process.
“We’ve started preparing measures that will allow its return to service,” Ky said. “After having looked at the plane all around, including with test flights, we can say that the plane is safe.”
Patrick Ky added that European regulators will conduct their own assessments of critical safety systems and require early assessments during the certification process.
The EU’s approval of the go-around will allow Boeing to start delivering 737 Max outside the United States, a key step towards the release of approximately $12 billion in cash used for hundreds of passenger aircraft manufactured during the global grounding.
The Boeing Company revised its outlook for China’s commercial aircraft demand for the next 20 years. It is estimated that by 2039, China’s commercial aircraft demand will reach 8,600, an increase of 510 from the 8090 predicted last year. In terms of amount, it is estimated to be $1.4 trillion.
Due to the interference of the Coronavirus epidemic, Boeing predicts that the global delivery operations will be affected in the future, but it continues to be optimistic about the outlook for the Chinese aviation market.
However, just last month Boeing lowered its global commercial aircraft demand outlook for the next 20 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Boeing’s commercial aircraft department executives said although the epidemic has severely impacted all passenger markets around the world, China’s fundamental growth traction remains solid.
Boing also pointed out in his explanation that China has not only recovered from the pneumonia epidemic faster than other countries, but the government has continued to invest in the improvement and expansion of transportation infrastructure, as well as the large-scale regional traffic flow and the active domestic market.