(FILES) In this file picture the Boeing brand is pictured at its Renton Factory, the place the Boeing 737 MAX airliners are in-built Renton, Washington on April 20, 2020. . (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP)
Canada stated Thursday it has accepted design modifications that Boeing made to 737 MAX planes after two deadly crashes led to the plane being grounded for greater than a 12 months.
But Canada added the airplane was not but cleared to fly once more in its airspace, although the jet has been licensed to take action by regulators within the US.
The Canadian transport ministry stated this validation of the design modifications after the crashes that killed 346 individuals in 2018 and 2019 “is an important first step in the eventual return to service of this aircraft in Canadian airspace.
“However, the return to service is complex, and Transport Canada must put in place comprehensive safety plans that require additional aircraft changes, maintenance and training,” it stated.
The ministry stated that in January it would difficulty an airworthiness directive spelling out design modifications that should be included in 737 MAX planes registered in Canada.
It may also mandate coaching necessities for crews working these planes.
Last week the Brazilian airline Gol grew to become the primary on the planet to place the 737 MAX again into service.