EASA Clarifies Position on Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service

On Sept. 27, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) clarified statements it made that were recently published in an article by a publication called Flyers Rights about the process it is currently undergoing to investigate and review the certification and eventual return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX .

Upon publishing the statement of clarification, the agency also noted its next milestones for the investigation include an upcoming week of flight testing on a modified 737 MAX flight simulator. “Aircraft longitudinal stability is subject to airworthiness requirements. Boeing has to demonstrate compliance of the 737 MAX airframe with these requirements. The clarification from EASA comes as newly appointed FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson traveled to Montreal for a Boeing 737 MAX status meeting with civil aviation regulatory agencies from other countries. Lunsford said the agency is staying away from speculating on the 737 MAX’s return to service.

EASA is one of the civil aviation regulatory agencies represented on the Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) group, lead by former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart, was also established by the FAA specifically to conduct a review of the certification of the 737 MAX’s automated flight control system.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham  https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/09/29/easa-clarifies-position-boeing-737-max-return-service/