India to conduct own checks if FAA declares Boeing 737 MAX fit to fly even

India to conduct own checks if FAA declares Boeing 737 MAX fit to fly even

eTurboNews Syndication:

India shall conduct its tests on Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft even though the united states Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears the grounded jets, Indian officials say.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the certifying authority of US-made jets, would be to measure the planes’ safety before they are able to fly again after 737 MAXs were grounded globally in March following two crashes that killed 346 people.

Ongoing investigations by the FAA recently discovered that software and sensors contributed to the pilots inability to regulate the planes. Following discovery, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) the other day told the FAA it could need to run its tests before approving the 737 MAX for flying again. India is following suit now, with the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation going to announce an identical measure reportedly.

India plans to start out its assessment of the jets by conducting test flights immediately after the FAA declares them fit to fly, Bloomberg reported, citing an individual with direct understanding of the matter. The news headlines outlet noted, however, that the national country;s air safety regulator doesn’t expect MAX jets to resume operation in India before 2020. The regulator can be set to demand simulator training for all your pilots certified to fly the MAX jets, CNBC reported, citing a senior official.

SpiceJet Ltd, India’s second-biggest airline, is one of the biggest purchasers of the aircraft in the national country, with as much as 205 on order currently. The ongoing company has been optimistic concerning the upshot of the checks, predicting that MAX planes will soon resume flying.

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“They will have fixed the presssing issues in MCAS [flight control system of the aircraft called Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System]. Again by November they will have told us that the plane will fly. By October the certification process ought to be completed,” a senior executive at SpiceJet said on condition of anonymity, as cited by CNBC.

US-based Boeing has suffered severe losses in profits because the grounding of its best-selling MAX jets. With a lot of the pre-ordered planes expected by airlines worldwide long, the maker has faced several lawsuits demanding compensation for failed plane deliveries already.


Last, Boeing posted its largest-ever quarterly loss, calculating the full total cost of the 737 MAX crisis at over $8 billion. The business even warned that it could have to turn off production of the grounded jet completely if the regulators don’t up having an assessment come soon.

Author: George Taylor

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