India would Join the European Aviation Safety Agency, Sending its Own Pilots to the U.S. to Conduct Flight Tests of the Boeing 737 MAX
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September 15, 2019 - by Anurag Kotoky Bloomberg for seattletimes.com
India plans to conduct its own checks and demand simulator training for all pilots before Boeing Co.'s 737 Max jets can fly in the country again, even if the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration were to clear the grounded jets, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.
India plans to start its own assessment only after the FAA, the certifying authority of U.S.-made jets, declares the aircraft fit to fly, the person said, asking not to be identified discussing a private matter.
The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation doesn't expect Boeing's best-selling plane to fly in the country before next year, according to the person, who's directly involved in the nation's decision-making process involving plane safety.
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