Canada expects to lift its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in January, the country’s aviation regulator said on Thursday, after it approved design changes to the aircraft grounded in March 2019 following two fatal crashes.
Canada’s approval of design changes marks the first step in the aircraft’s return to service in Canada, which the regulator said would require a Canadian airworthiness directive in January and an interim order on training.
“It’s possible that after January, once the planes have been modified and the pilots and everybody are trained on the procedures, we will allow the MAX to fly,” Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters.
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UpNAWAy wrote:The first passenger MAX flight in the US is airbonn right now.
northstardc4m wrote:WJA115 YYC-YVR first MAX return to service in Canada
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Westjet is going to have a couple weeks on Air Canada, who aren't flying them in service until Feb 1
“We’ve been progressing quite well” with recertifying the MAX in China, he said. Important trade issues must be resolved, he said.
@Boeing's 737 Max steadily increases its operational footprint with nearly 120 flights now daily, across North and Latin America.
Its technical investigation during the Max recertification has revealed “several systemic issues” in Boeing’s aircraft design processes – which, says EASA, show that the methodological concerns surrounding the development of the controversial MCAS stabiliser-control system were “not an isolated case”.
The result has been a refreshment of Boeing’s safety-assessment and development-assurance processes which will be applied for the 737-10.
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