Wed, 22 May 2019

WASHINGTON DC - A number of aviation regulators from around the world have agreed to take part in an international review of the Boeing 737 Max's automated flight control system.

FAA confirmed on Friday the Boeing 737 MAX Joint Authorities Technical Review will commence at the end of this month, and will complete its work in three months.

Joining the FAA on the review team, will be representatives of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil, Transport Canada Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Administration of China, European Aviation Safety Agency, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, Indonesia's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, and the United Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority.

"Experts from nine civil aviation authorities have confirmed they will participate in the Boeing 737 MAX Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) that the FAA established earlier this month," a statement from the FAA published on Friday said. "The JATR team will conduct a comprehensive review of the certification of the aircraft’s automated flight control system."

"The JATR is chaired by former NTSB Chairman Chris Hart and comprised of a team of experts from the FAA, NASA and international aviation authorities. The team will evaluate aspects of the 737 MAX automated flight control system, including its design and pilots’ interaction with the system, to determine its compliance with all applicable regulations and to identify future enhancements that might be needed," the FAA statement said.   

"The team is scheduled to first meet on April 29 and its work is expected to take 90 days."

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