The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft’s airworthiness certification process will extend to 2020. The process needs to complete to end its nine-month global no-fly.
The Boeing Max 737, which was ban from flying around the world, will not be able to obtain airworthiness certification this year. This has destroyed Boeing ’s hopes of achieving a go-around within the year.
“If you do the math, you know it will be extended to 2020,” Dixon said. He will testify before a committee of the US Congress in a few hours. “We will perform the certification diligently, because ensuring the safety of this aircraft is absolutely our first priority.
Boeing said on November 11 that it hoped that the FAA could approve the redesign of the 737 Max before the end of the year and draft new training standards for the aircraft in January. It will also take weeks, even months, for the airline to go around.