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Boeing accident machine: New approval for 737 Max could stall further


Boeing's 737 Max machines have been grounded for months - and the US aviation authority FAA is under pressure. The head of the agency now promises to look very carefully for the re-admission after two crashes. That could take time.

It should be a sign of strength: The Chief of the US Air Traffic Authority FAA, Stephen Dickson, personally cares about Boeing's problem flyer 737 Max. Dickson has announced to test improvements to the aircraft crashed after two crashes even in a flight simulator. He expects Boeing present an analysis of security-related changes in the coming days. But how long will the procedure take - and will the aviation authorities around the world follow the results of the FAA?

When the 737 Max aircraft with take-off bans are allowed to withdraw again, according to Dickson, it remains open. There is no fixed timetable for an operating license. "I can assure you that the plane will not take off again until I'm convinced it's the safest thing out there," Dickson told CNBC.

The crashes that left 346 people dead in October 2018 and March 2019 led Boeing into a severe economic crisis. The hitherto best-selling 737 Max aircraft has been banned from flights for a good six months - many airlines suffer.

Boeing boss Dennis Muilenburg hopes for a readmission in the fourth quarter. However, many observers think that this is too optimistic. Even if the FAA were to give their okay, there are still obstacles ahead. Pilots demand better preparation for flights on 737 Max aircraft - especially as the inconsistencies in the certification have also damaged FAA's reputation as a world-renowned aviation authority. So far, authorities in the rest of the world have been guided by the FAA.

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The main cause of the two crashes are errors in automatic control, which are to be corrected by software update. According to a media report, an expert committee convened by the Authority itself accuses the FAA of lacking transparency. Above all, that the supervision safety checks partly Boeing itself left, is criticized, the "Wall Street Journal", citing insiders. Experts would recommend better data exchange between countries and early involvement of regulators.

The International Committee had been deployed after two Boeing machines of this type crashed and a software fault was blamed. The Boeing-737 Max aircraft have been grounded for months. His final report, the panel of the newspaper according to submit in the coming weeks.

Source: spiegel

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