Canada and the European Union are re-examining the approval given by FAA for 737MAX jet, following the events unfolding after two 737MAXs crash.
“We are going to review the validation that we did at that time”…“We may not change anything but we’ve decided it’s a good idea for us to review the validation of the type certificate that was given for the Max 8.” Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters in Ottawa on Monday.
Garneau also said that Transport Canada would do its own certification of an upcoming MCAS updated software from Boeing “even if it’s certified by the FAA.”
Canada is under pressure to review the bilateral agreement between U.S and Canada, under which Canada accepted the FAA’s certification of the MAX in June 2017.
“We will not allow the aircraft to fly if we have not found acceptable answers to all our questions,” EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky told an EU parliament committee hearing. “This is a personal guarantee that I make in front of you,” he added.
“The FAA was putting pressure on its own employees to hurry and certify the airplane, which, quite frankly, is not the role of the agency,” said Ashley Nunes, who studies regulatory policy at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics to Global news. and added “The agency isn’t there to look out for Boeing. The agency is there to look out for the flying public.”
Transport Canada said on Tuesday it would send a team to assist FAA in evaluating proposed MCAS software update.