“Simply accepting the FAA’s word on the Max’s safety won’t be enough,” the European Cockpit Association said in a statement.
The European pilots’ group (ECA) urged the EASA to conduct its own thorough and independent review of the Boeing 737 Max before allowing the planes to fly again. “we will rely heavily on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to scrutinise and explain the certification and the potential return to service of the MAX.”
“Boeing must bring in clarity about its design and also the philosophy that stands behind it” states Jon Horne, ECA President
The group represents 38,000 European pilots, including those at airlines that have purchased the Boeing 737 Max, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Ryanair.
The group’s comments come as Regulators from across the globe are meeting today in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX.
Boeing last week said it completed software changes to MCAS system and waiting for FAA certification to fly again