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Boeing 737 MAX may not return to service until August - IATA head - Reuters
Julian Bray comments: " My considered view is the Boeing 737 Max8 although it may in the future be cleared for commercial aviation by the US FAA, will not be cleared by individual worldwide regulators until at least Spring 2020, possibly much later. They being unwilling to accept the FAA position.
The main drawback is the poor state of the existing pilot training and conversion programs and the lack of immersive simulator units specifically for the MAX8.
In addition, the Ethiopian final report is not due until Christmas, this may highlight additional concerns. Then Boeing has to fight its way though a mounting barrage of litigation and compensation claims, not least China who assemble the Max8 under licence and currently have around 96 currently grounded.
My advice to Boeing would be start a major public relations programme aimed at future passengers for the repaired MAX8. No one wants to be a flying guinea pig for an MCAS computer patch, which is untested in commercial flight, with a full payload on board.
Boeing also need to address the need to insist on and monitor fully inclusive pilot training rather than as an additional expensed high priced option on the basic purchase price. The lack of comprehensive training is one of the main criticism s of the story so far......
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