Modifications made by Boeing on the 737 MAX were evaluated this week. The aviation regulator must decide whether or not to resume flights. Ph: AFP
The Boeing 737 MAX completed its series of certification flights on Wednesday, a crucial step for the survival of the flagship aircraft of the American aeronautical giant but not enough to return to service, the American aviation regulator said on Wednesday (FAA).
“The FAA and Boeing today completed certification test flights on the Boeing 737 MAX. During three days of testing this week, FAA pilots and engineers assessed the modifications made by Boeing in connection with the automated flight control system, “the FAA said in a statement. It is she who will give or not the green light to the 737 MAX so that it can eventually take to the skies.
The plane has been grounded since March 2019, worldwide, after two close accidents that killed a total of 346 people.