November 28, 2020

AfricaTopForum

AfricaTopForum – News Around Africa

Boeing gets FAA approval to resume 737 MAX operations

2 min read
Boeing’s 737 MAX jets have been grounded across the globe since early March last year. File Photo

San Francisco, US | Xinhua | The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday rescinded the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing 737 MAX.

The move will allow airlines that are under the FAA’s jurisdiction, including those in the United States, to take the steps necessary to resume service and Boeing to begin making deliveries, Boeing said.

“We will never forget the lives lost in the two tragic accidents that led to the decision to suspend operations,” said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of Boeing.

“These events and the lessons we have learned as a result have reshaped our company and further focused our attention on our core values of safety, quality and integrity,” he noted.

According to the company, throughout the past 20 months, Boeing has worked closely with airlines, providing them with detailed recommendations regarding long-term storage and ensuring their input was part of the effort to safely return the airplanes to service.

In addition to changes made to the airplane and pilot training, Boeing said it has taken important steps to strengthen its focus on safety and quality.

Boeing’s 737 MAX jets have been grounded across the globe since early March last year following more evidence emerging indicateing that its key flight control software played a part in two deadly air crashes in less than one year.

******

Xinhua

The post Boeing gets FAA approval to resume 737 MAX operations appeared first on The Independent Uganda:.