The Panamanian airline Copa Airlines expects the world fleet of MAX airplanes (and of which they have 6) to return to operations at the end of July. However, this will be more certain at the end of May, said Pedro Heilbron, president of the Central American company.
Similarly, he added that the airline has full confidence in Boeing and the development of its MAX aircraft. Copa (CPA) owns a fleet of 105 aircraft composed mostly of units of US origin (and only 16 E190 aircraft, produced in Brazil).
— Copa Airlines (@CopaAirlines) April 10, 2015
After the accidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia involving MAX aircraft, the global fleet of this family (composed of about 400 units) was grounded.
Since then, Boeing has been working hard to present an update to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), pinpointed as the probable cause of both accidents, which killed 346 people.
Likewise, the Federal Aviation Administration has organized several meetings with authorities, pilots and engineers from around the world to discuss the future of MAX airplanes. The next meetings will take place on May 15 and 23, 2019.
In collaboration with Aviación 21