Canadian officials to join FAA meeting on Boeing 737 Max review in Texas
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May 23, 2019 - by ERIC ATKINS for theglobeandmail.com
Transport Canada aviation officials will gather with their international counterparts in Fort Worth, Texas., on Thursday, to learn how the U.S. regulator plans to assure the airworthiness of Boeing 737 Max airplanes.
The global fleet of the passenger jets has been grounded since mid-March after fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia killed 346 passengers and crew.
Preliminary investigators' reports indicated automated controls activated by nose-angle detectors were putting the planes into nosedives. Boeing says it has made changes to the plane's software that, among other things, would let pilots override the automated controls.
Before the 737 Max can resume flying, the changes must be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The regulator said this week the plane maker has yet to submit its certification application.
"Final decisions on returning the 737 Max to service will be based on Air Canada's safety assessment following the lifting of government safety notices and approval by international regulatory authorities," Air Canada said in a statement. WestJet has said it...