FAA's Safety Briefing of Boeing 737 MAX

On May 23, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will meet to discuss when the Boeing 737 MAX can return to operational service. The agency says this meeting will “provide participants the FAA’s safety analysis that will inform its decision to return the 737 Max fleet to service in the U.S. when it is made.” The announcement of this safety meeting comes while the world awaits Boeing's new proposed safety changes. Safety experts and other regulators will be in attendance to answer questions. Thus far, the accidents have been connected to the 737 Max’s ‘Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System’, MCAS. MCAS helps push down the nose of the plane to help prevent a stall. To prevent further crashes or accidents, the planes have been grounded while the FAA and Boeing discover the root cause and make them safer for future use. On April 29, the FAA met with a team to review the 737 Max’s certifications with fellow aviation authorities from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, China, and the European Union. This is the Joint Authorities Technical Review which is separate from the FAA’s analysis. Extra measures are being taken to ensure the public’s safety and when the planes can be in service again.

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