mercoledì 18 novembre 2020 18:55 Età: 17 days

Flotta Boeing 737-800/900 MAX, FAA autorizza la ripresa dei voli

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Dopo 20 mesi di sospensione! Quale sarà la “fiducia” del passeggero?

Con un comunicato stampa la FAA -Federal Aviation Administration e con due documenti pdf, uno di 4 pagine che interrompe/rescinde il blocco a terra della flotta (The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-23-51, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 (737 MAX) airplanes), un secondo di 115 pagine, lla direttiva “ Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes” informa sulla ripresa dei voli per la tipologia dei velivoli coinvolti.

Il Boeing 737 MAX era stato bloccato a terra nel marzo del 2019,  a seguito di due incidenti che avevano causato 346 vittime. Gli occupanti dei due voli: Lion Air 610 ed Ethiopian Airlines 302, 

Le aerolinee USA American Airline e Southwest dovrebbero essere le prime, ma solo dopo radicali operazioni di revisione-manutenzione (1000 ore di lavoro) a “decollare”, ma solo nella Primavera 2021.

Comunicato FAA del 18 Novembre 2020:

“ FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an order (PDF) that paves the way for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service. Administrator Dickson’s action followed a comprehensive and methodical safety review process (PDF) that took 20 months to complete. During that time, FAA employees worked diligently to identify and address the safety issues that played a role in the tragic loss of 346 lives aboard Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Throughout our transparent process, we cooperated closely with our foreign counterparts on every aspect of the return to service. Additionally, Administrator Dickson personally took the recommended pilot training and piloted the Boeing 737 MAX, so he could experience the handling of the aircraft firsthand.

In addition to rescinding the order that grounded the aircraft, the FAA today published an Airworthiness Directive (PDF) specifying design changes that must be made before the aircraft returns to service, issued a Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community (CANIC), and published the MAX training requirements. (PDF) These actions do not allow the MAX to return immediately to the skies. The FAA must approve 737 MAX pilot training program revisions for each U.S. airline operating the MAX and will retain its authority to issue airworthiness certificates and export certificates of airworthiness for all new 737 MAX aircraft manufactured since the FAA issued the grounding order. Furthermore, airlines that have parked their MAX aircraft must take required maintenance steps to prepare them to fly again.

The design and certification of this aircraft included an unprecedented level of collaborative and independent reviews by aviation authorities around the world. Those regulators have indicated that Boeing’s design changes, together with the changes to crew procedures and training enhancements, will give them the confidence to validate the aircraft as safe to fly in their respective countries and regions.  Following the return to service, the FAA will continue to work closely with our foreign civil aviation partners to evaluate any potential additional enhancements for the aircraft. The agency also will conduct the same rigorous, continued operational safety oversight of the MAX that we provide for the entire U.S. commercial fleet”.