China Begins 737 Max Return to Service | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-02.24.22

Airborne-UnManned-01.25.22

Airborne-Unlimited-01.26.22

Airborne Special Edition-01.20.22

Airborne Special Edition-01.21.22

ANN LIVE Coverage of AEA 2021 Is Archived at www.airborne-live.net

Thu, Dec 09, 2021

China Begins 737 Max Return to Service

CAAC Okays Changes, But Service May Only Resume With New Training, Procedures

China's aviation regulatory body took the first step towards allowing the operation of Boeing's 737 MAX, breaking a three-year-long grounding streak.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has approved the changes made to address perceived shortcomings on the MAX, and said that commercial operations of existing 737 MAX aircraft would be allowed sometime in the coming months. The spokesman hinted at the possibility that domestic airlines may also be allowed to resume their purchases of the aircraft, great news for Boeing's books. 

The country is the 2nd largest operator in the world of the newest 737 variant, with 97 aircraft in service amongst 13 carriers. While some in the U.S. took the announcement to mean that a full return to service would be imminent, aviation official Yang Zhenmei reminded the audience that it's only one necessary part of the solution.

“Obtaining airworthiness approval is only one of the most basic tasks. In the follow-up, domestic airlines will have to conduct modification and recovery for grounded aircraft, pilot training, and so on,” he said. 

The changes made to the Max have mollified regulators both at home and abroad, including a redesign of the aircraft's flight control processors, software behavior, and the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System. The groundings began in March 2019 following two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, blamed on the dissimilar software behavior in certain flight regimes from legacy aircraft. Boeing submitted their revised 737 Max to China in August of 2021 for certification and approval, passing only days after it arrived.

FMI:www.caac.gov.cn/en

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.23.22)

“The New York metropolitan area has been the largest market trailing 3 years for Jet Edge and compliments our already established Signature facility in Los Angeles. New York >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.22): Line Up And Wait (LUAW)

Line Up And Wait (LUAW) Used by ATC to inform a pilot to taxi onto the departure runway to line up and wait. It is not authorization for takeoff. It is used when takeoff clearance >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.22)

Aero Linx: Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) Established February 25, 1993, the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit association,>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 01.19.21: Zeva Zero Flies, UAS Taxi Outlook, Censys

Also: Masten Expands, Sonex Aerospace Sold, Collier Nominations, SuperBowl TFR Zeva has completed the first untethered flight test for its Zero flying wing airframe, where the airc>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.24.22)

"Wow, I can see Dubai Expo." and "Finally, here come my friends." Source: Just some of the signage that accompanied and Emirates announcement by once again placing a flight attenda>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2022 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC