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FAA posts pilot training standards for Boeing 737 MAX

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FAA posts pilot training standards for Boeing 737 MAX

Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson sits inside the flight deck of a Boeing 737 MAX, conducting a pre-flight check ahead of takeoff from Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, on September 30, 2020. The flight is a step towards re-certification of the aircraft after the plane was grounded 18 months ago following two crashes that resulted in the deaths of 346 people. - US aviation safety regulators on October 6, 2020 released pilot training protocols for the Boeing 737 MAX, moving the grounded jet one step closer to returning to the skies. (Photo by Mike Siegel / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

'Several key milestones' remain before the grounded Boeing 737 MAX can be returned to service

United States aviation safety regulators on Tuesday, October 6, released pilot training protocols for the Boeing 737 MAX, moving the grounded jet one step closer to returning to the skies.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the standards incorporating recommendations from a board of civil aviation regulators from the United States, Canada, Brazil, and the European Union. The agency is seeking public comment through November 2. 

Although Tuesday’s action by the FAA is “an important step,” the agency reiterated that “several key milestones” remain before the plane can be returned to service.

These include a review of Boeing‘s final design documentation to confirm compliance with FAA regulations.

The MAX has been grounded since March 2019 following two crashes that killed 346 people. 

FAA chief Steve Dickson last week said he was pleased with a 737 MAX test flight he piloted, but emphasized that more work was needed before the jet is returned to service. – Rappler.com