Almost a year they have been on land Boeing 737 Max after the accidents of two of these devices at the end of 2018 and in March 2019, 346 people will be killed. A long period of darkness that has plunged the manufacturer into the worst crisis in its history, which could be close to leaving. Steve Dickson, the head of the FAA, the American air regulator, has assured today that all The world air authorities already agree on the design problems that Boeing must solve in order for the 737 Max to return to service. As explained by Dickson at the end of an event in the aeronautical sector held in London, although regulators differ in some respects, “as far as design approval is concerned, I think we have a solid alignment.”
Although last month Dickson himself said it was very likely that the FAA approved before mid-year the certification for the 737 Max to return to operation, today he did not want to set any deadline. “There are no deadlines. I don’t think setting deadlines or limits helps. ”, explained Dickson, reports Reuters. The only concession that has been allowed in terms of time has been the announcement that it will be easier to predict the return to service of the device once the certification flight is made, a circumstance that he said could occur in the coming weeks.
According to investigations, an error in the flight stabilization system (MCAS), would have caused the claims of Indonesia and Ethiopia. The software of this device would have failed by lowering the nose of the airplanes automatically and causing accidents. However, in subsequent reviews, Boeing detected another problem in the tail of the plane. Two bundles of wires are too close together and could cause a short circuit. Dickson has affirmed that the American manufacturer has not offered them a solution for this problem. However, he has not been worried because he prefers that Boeing take time to find an effective and lasting solution.
The 737 Max crisis has caused a tremendous hole in Boeing’s finances. The company recorded its first losses in twenty years in 2020. Its shares, which traded above $ 420 in March last year, are now around $ 340. Today, however, investors have celebrated Dickson’s announcement and The manufacturer’s titles are rising almost 4% on Wall Street.