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FAA began Boeing 737 MAX recertification flights ~29 Jun 2020

FAA began Boeing 737 MAX recertification flights ~29 Jun 2020

Old Jun 29, 20, 8:34 am
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FAA began Boeing 737 MAX recertification flights ~29 Jun 2020

“Boeing has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to start test flights of its 737 Max to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software. The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, represent a major step in the company’s effort to get its best-selling plane flying again.

The Max was grounded in March 2019 after a pair of fatal crashes — in Indonesia and Ethiopia — that killed 346 people. The resulting crisis cost Boeing billions of dollars, including compensation paid to victims and airlines. It also led to the ouster of the company’s chief executive, set off government inquiries and raised questions about the rushed effort to build and approve the Max.

The certification flights, conducted by F.A.A. pilots, will probably take place in the Seattle area, where the plane is made. A top Boeing test pilot will also be on the flights. “Testing is expected to take several days, and will include a wide array of flight maneuvers and emergency procedures to enable the agency to assess whether the changes meet F.A.A. certification standards,” the agency said in an email on Sunday to Senate and House oversight committee staff members.“ — New York Times, 28 June 2020 link

This recertification effort is likely to be the most intense since the recertification of the Lockheed L-188 Electra (which occasionally shed its wings in flight under specific conditions).
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Old Jun 29, 20, 11:48 pm
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FAA has been approved for 737-MAX certification flights.

https://www.flightglobal.com/airfram...139034.article
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Old Jul 3, 20, 2:29 pm
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FAA COMPLETES BOEING 737 MAX RECERTIFICATION FLIGHTS
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Old Jul 4, 20, 9:14 am
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Whether or not FAA recertifies, I do not plan to fly a 737 Max until they have several years service with no serious issues.
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Old Jul 7, 20, 8:50 pm
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Free flight changes upon 737-MAX return to service.
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Boeing needs to get cracking on an outstanding filtration system retrofit for the MAX jets where they can have some positive health and safety news to report once these things return to service.
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