Boeing completes flight tests on 737-MAX as next step in recertification by FAA

Boeing has announced that following flight tests on the 737-MAX in early July 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration says it is preparing to issue a new airworthiness directive for the 737-MAX, the company said.

After completing test flights at the beginning of July 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration it is close to re-certifying the Boeing 737-MAX. The agency said it will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and an Airworthiness Directive in the near future.

Re-certification would follow proposed design changes and crew procedures to mitigate the safety issues identified during the investigations that followed the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents.

Once they are finalized, the public will be allowed to comment on the proposed rulemaking for 45 days after publishing.