Daily Management Review

US FAA invites representatives from 50 countries to discuss 737 MAX certification


The meeting will take place next week in Montreal.

Jeffrey Beall
Jeffrey Beall
Invitations were sent to members of the JATR group, which includes safety regulators from 50 countries. In particular, the US Federal Aviation Administration, according to the agency, wants to discuss software changes offered by Boeing.

An email from the FAA Head, Steve Dickson, says that the administration is working to provide regulators with “the information they need to make an individual decision on resuming liners.”

Boeing intends to fix software related to the MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System). With the help of sensors, it receives information about dangerously low speed and a nose raised too high, and begins to lower the nose of the aircraft with the help of stabilizers. The aircraft thus levels and the speed is restored. The aircraft manufacturer wants to improve radius of the sensors. However, it is not clear when the company will conduct a test flight. And without it, the FAA will not be able to certify the aircraft.

However, there are a lot of questions to the company’s management. The same aviation regulators, invited by the FAA to the meeting, are conducting their own investigation into the activities of their American colleagues. For instance, they were extremely interested in how the FAA managed to delegate the security assessment of a number of systems to the aircraft manufacturer itself. The report should be published shortly. 

In the meantime, the European Aviation Safety Agency stated that it intends to "conduct its own test flights separately, but in full coordination with the FAA." Flight dates have not yet been set: everything will depend on the Boeing.

source: reuters.com

Science & Technology

Airbus: Passenger hybrid aircraft to take off before 2035

Ocado To Introduce ‘Mini Robotic Warehouse’ With Standard Productivity

AB InBev’s Piled Up Alcohol Is ‘Too Good to Waste’

Ericsson Mobility forecasts nearly fourfold increase in mobile traffic by 2025

Elon Musk: We received 146,000 orders for Cybertruck

Google turns the screws on political ads

Apple to come up with AR glasses

WEF: Big data regulation becomes a problem

Israeli Firm Accused Of Spying By WhatsApp, Lawsuit Filed Against It

Google Used Quantum Computer To Solve Complex Problem

World Politics

World & Politics

Protests in France gain the greatest scale since 2010

Massive blackout unfolds in Venezuela

French And Russian Presidents To Discuss The Moratorium On Missiles In Europe

EU adopts budget for 2020, more funds allocated to climate change fight and innovation

Israeli prime minister indicted in three criminal cases

Argentina finds a way to pay off IMF loan

Sweden closes Assange rape inquiry

Has Chile Put All Its Eggs In One Basket To Turn Towards Renewable Energy?