Certification Process For 777X Is Another Hurdle For Boeing
Will the FAA decide that enough changes are designed into the 777X that it needs an entirely new type certificate?
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January 17, 2020 - by Scott Hamilton for leehamnews.com
Certification of the Boeing 777X is far off. The airplane's first flight hasn't occurred. There is no date announced when it will, but sources suggest it could be this month.
The fallout from the 737 MAX crisis and its certification process isn't fully understood. Neither Boeing nor the Federal Aviation Administration announced what the 777X process will be.
It's assumed that the discoveries about the MAX certification process will result in a revision to the FAA's approach to 777X certification.
There are questions circulating in the aviation community whether the FAA will revisit every certification step done so far for the 777X and what it will look like in the future.
A new question arises: will the 777X be certified as a derivative of the 777 Classic—the path Boeing wants. Or will the FAA decide that enough changes are designed into the 777X that it needs an entirely new type certificate?
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