U.S. flight controller bans Boeing from issuing airworthiness certificates for 737 MAX airliners

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated that it will be the sole authority to issue certificates of airworthiness for Boeing 737 MAX airliners, which were suspended after two air crashes, Reuters reported on Tuesday with reference to a letter sent by the FAA to The Boeing Company, Trend reports with reference to TASS.

“The public and safety interests of aviation business require the FAA to retain authority to issue certificates of airworthiness for all 737 MAX aircraft,” the agency quoted a passage in the letter. It is explained that earlier the decision to issue certificates was taken jointly by the FAA and Boeing. The regulator intends to restore the authority of the aircraft concern to issue certificates when it is sure that it has a “fully functional quality control system” that meets FAA standards.

The FAA also indicated that it had not yet completed verification of changes in the design of this type of aircraft, as well as innovations in the pilot training program.

On November 11, 2019 Boeing announced that it expects the resumption of commercial flights of Boeing 737 MAX airliners in January 2020, their delivery to airlines may begin in December 2019.

Source – https://www.trend.az/

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