Boeing Co. (BA.N) has to go through further steps before the Boeing 737 MAX return to service. It also comprises to submit a pre-production upgrade of software, told by Steve Dickson, chief of FAA.
On Thursday, Steve had a meeting with executives of Boeing in Washington. During meeting the team tested updated software copy in a simulator. In the coming week, he scheduled a meeting with almost 20 aviation safety regulators. Thus in this meeting, the status of the plane will be the major point of discussion.
The FAA has been training changes as well as retesting updated software from Boeing Co (BA.N) for a few months. It remains unsure while Boeing will perform a certification test flight. According to the reports, Dickson put up several steps which need to happen before the certification test of the flight. “I will not sign off on the plane till I am satisfied,” Dickson said.
Thus, some government spokespersons say that they don’t have trust in Boeing regarding the certification flight testing until mid-October.
“We had words for the complete documentation,” He added. The company has continually supposed to restart flights during the fourth quarter. On the other hand, the Federal Aviation Administration needs to observe the “final system description” provided by Boeing. “It includes 500 pages with the complete architecture of the control system of the flight and the changes”, Dickson told.
So, after the completion of system description, the Federal Aviation Administration will work with Boeing to build the “combined system safety analysis”. So, the FAA will take a step ahead- the management of pilot workload. Once done with this, the company will reach nearer to the expected schedule of the actual certification test of flight.” The Federal Aviation Administration plans to get more input from several global regulators such as Brazil as well as Canada.