EASA concludes 737 MAX test flights

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) concluded its week-long Boeing 737 MAX test flights, which took place in Vancouver, Canada.

Due to travel restrictions, the European Union (EU) agency started the test flight campaign in Canada on September 7, 2020.  Boeing shipped its test aircraft, a 737 MAX 7 (registered N7201S), to Vancouver on September 8, 2020, flightradar24.com data shows.

Throughout the week, the 737 MAX was spotted in Boeing Field Airport (BFI) in Seattle, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and Moses Lake Grant County International Airport (MWH), with flights spanning from 30 minutes to more than two hours, flight tracking data indicates.

Prior to flying out to Vancouver, Canada to flight test the narrow-body, EASA conducted simulator tests in London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Following flight testing, EASA will analyze data and various other information gathered through the week, as it prepares to present the findings at the Joint Operations Evaluation Board (JOEB) meeting in LGW the following week.

“EASA has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to service as soon as possible, but only once we are convinced it is safe,” stated the agency.


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