US FAA announces its final plan for Boeing’s 737 MAX return
On Monday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration published the final list of required design changes to the Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 MAX. It also included some changes to its operation and maintenance procedures that must be completed for the jet to return to passenger service.
According to the FAA, the design changes include new software to limit the flight-control system, a new cockpit alert for pilots, and rerouting of some wirings on the planes. The government organization said that it completed all approvals associated with the design changes while delegating none of the oversight work to Boeing Co.
“Through a thorough, transparent, and inclusive process, the FAA has preliminarily determined that Boeing’s proposed changes to the 737 MAX design, flight crew procedures, and maintenance procedures effectively mitigate the airplane-related safety issues that contributed to the Flight 610 and Flight 302 accidents,” the FAA stated.
Boeing Co’s shares increased by 2.7% on Monday while the Dow Jones Industrial (DJI) Average was up by 1%.