Boeing 737 MAX re-authorized to fly in Europe

Boeing 737 MAX re-authorized to fly in Europe

The device has returned to the United States, Brazil and Canada since Friday.

A Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing site in Seattle (USA).  (JASON REDMOND / AFP)

He can fly in the European sky again. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced on Wednesday January 27 that it had given its official green light for the return to flight in the European skies of the Boeing 737 MAX, grounded for 22 months after two fatal accidents, one Indonesia in 2018 and the other in Ethiopia in 2019. These two accidents had killed 346 people. The authorities believe that the necessary modifications have been made and that the pilots are properly informed and trained.

“After a thorough analysis by EASA, we have determined that the 737 MAX is safe to return to service. This assessment was carried out independently of Boeing or the Federal Aviation Administration (the American FAA, editor’s note) and without any economic or political pressure ”, said EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky, quoted in a press release.

Moreover, Europe is not the first to re-authorize 737 MAX flights. The device is back in the United States, Brazil and Canada since Friday, said business journalist Emmanuel Cugny on franceinfo Monday.