“After careful analysis by EASA, we have concluded that the 737 MAX can be relaunched safely,” the administration said.
EASA approval means that airlines around the world can resume using the Boeing 737 MAX for flights to and from the EU.
In early December, the Brazilian airline Gol reportedly became the first airline in the world to resume commercial flights with the Boeing 737 MAX.
Both the Indonesian airline Lion Air’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in October 2018, which killed 189 people, and the March 2019 Ethiopian airline Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8, which claimed 157 lives. , the plane began to fly rapidly and landed. After the second disaster, regulators around the world banned liner flights of this model.
The accidents were attributed to the automatic system used in the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Boeing 737 MAX 9 to help pilots avoid raising the bow dangerously high, but under unusual circumstances the system could have unexpectedly pushed the bow down and so strongly that the pilots were no longer able to lift it back.
In November, the US Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged that the technical problems had been resolved and re-authorized the use of the Boeing 737 MAX in air transport.