Europe’s aviation safety regulator is poised to clear the Boeing Co 737 Max for a return to service in the region, marking a major step in the jet’s global comeback from two deadly crashes.
The final airworthiness directive will be issued next week, spelling out required changes and added
pilot training requirements,
European Union Aviation Safety Agency Executive Director Patrick Ky said.
“We believe we know what happened in the Max accidents,” Ky said. “We are confident that the safety criteria has been met.”
Airlines in the US and Brazil began to restart commercial flights with the Max late last year, after regulators there cleared the jet’s return. Gaining EASA’s blessing for the Max would open another major market.