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


EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) has today issued a press release. There, the agency notifies its approval for the 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 which will allow the plane to fly safely in European skies after almost two years on the ground.

The Airworthiness Directive, which details the aircraft and operational suitability changes, including crew training requirements, must be carried out before each individual plane returns to service, gives the green light from the EASA side for a return to service of the aircraft. The Icelandic Transport Authority monitors that before operation of the B737 MAX registered in Iceland, all conditions will be met.

EASA press release.