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28 January 2021

UK CAA clears Boeing 737 MAX for return to service

28 January 2021

The UK CAA has announced on January 27 and with immediate effect that it will allow UK airlines to operate passenger flights with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, subject to close oversight.

EASA declares Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service in Europe

27 January 2021

EASA allows return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX, mandating a package of software upgrades, electrical working rework, maintenance checks, operations manual updates and crew training.

Canada introduces additional requirements to allow return to service of Boeing 737 MAX

18 January 2021

On January 18, 2021, Transport Canada issued an Airworthiness Directive for the Boeing 737 MAX which outlines the required modifications to be made to the aircraft prior to a return to service in Canadian airspace. This concludes the department’s review of the aircraft.

Transport Canada validates the design changes to the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

18 December 2020

Transport Canada completed their independent review of the design changes to the Boeing 737 MAX.

ANAC Brazil follows FAA and lifts grounding of 737 MAX

26 November 2020

The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) decided to unground the Boeing 737 MAX on November 25, 2020.The decision followed long independent work to reauthorize the operation of the aircraft in Brazil. ANAC withdrew the Emergency Airworthiness Directive that had restricted the operation of the 737 MAX in Brazil after agreeing with theFAA evaluation for […]

EASA expects to clear Boeing 737 MAX in January 2021

24 November 2020

EASA published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX for public consultation.

Europe, Canada, Brazil have additional requirements to unground 737 MAX

22 November 2020

The U.S. FAA lifted the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX on November 18. In the days that followed, other regulators stated that they will not fully follow the FAA requirements.

FAA lifts grounding of Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 18 November 2020

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an order that paves the way for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service.

FAA issues Boeing 737 MAX proposed Airworthiness Directive

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 4 August 2020

The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a Boeing 737 MAX airworthiness directive (AD) (PDF) as another step to clear the grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets for flight again.

FAA proposes $5.4 million civil penalty against Boeing over nonconforming slat tracks on 737 MAX

12 January 2020

The FAA proposes a $5.4 million civil penalty against Boeing for allegedly installing nonconforming slat tracks on approximately 178 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which Boeing subsequently presented as ready for airworthiness certification.