In Boeing 737 MAX Breakthrough, Europe Heads To Canada For Key Test
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August 28, 2020 - by Siddharth Philip for bnnbloomberg.ca
Boeing Co.'s grounded 737 Max jet took a major step toward a return to flying after Europe's air-safety regulator said it would send pilots to Canada to conduct test flights, overcoming COVID 19-related travel curbs.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency will carry out the validation flights from Vancouver in the week of Sept. 7, EASA said Thursday. The tests will be preceded by simulator sessions in the U.K. this coming week.
The breakthrough gets around health-related U.S. travel restrictions that have frustrated efforts to assess Boeing's fixes to the Max, which was idled worldwide after two deadly crashes.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration conducted certification flights two months ago, followed by Canada this...
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