FAA Plans 45-Day Public Comment Period On Boeing’s 737 MAX; Ungrounding Not Likely Before Mid-October...
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July 23, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for www.seattletimes.com
Boeing has been anxious to get its 737 MAX cleared to fly again so it can start delivering what used to be a key moneymaker, but the latest schedule information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) — including a lengthy public comment period — suggests the process will be stretched a bit further.
The FAA said Tuesday it will soon formally publish the proposed design changes to the Boeing 737 MAX flight control system as well as proposed new pilot procedures, and will allow 45 days for public comment ahead of clearing the jet to fly passengers again.
While this is a clear signal that federal approval for the 737 MAX to return to service in the U.S. is approaching, a person familiar with the steps ahead said it pushes the likely date for a go-ahead...
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