The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued the final Airworthiness Directive (AD) to unground the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Europe.
EASA, the certification and safety authority of Europe, has ungrounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The agency issued an AD on January 27, 2021, outlining the final steps operators of the aircraft have to complete before the jet can once again fly passengers commercially. The steps include installing new software on the aircraft's computers, including the Flight Control Computer (FCC), physically separating electrical wires that go from the cockpit to the horizontal stabilizer, updating the Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM), and pilots completing the new and updated training course, which includes flying in the simulator. Following the steps, airlines will have to test the new systems, including a new Angle Of Attack (AOA) system and conduct an operational readiness flight "to ensure that all design changes have been correctly implemented and the aircraft successfully and safely brought out of its long period of storage," read the AD...READ MORE