It would take up to one year before the 737MAX jets get cleared for commercial flights, said the FAA on Thursday.
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) chief Daniel Elwell said on press conference, “If it takes a year to find everything we need to give us the confidence to lift the [grounding] order, “so be it.”
“If you said October I wouldn’t even say that, only because we haven’t finished determining exactly what the training requirements will be,” Elwell said, according to the BBC.
His comments came as representatives from 33 countries, including the UK, Europe and China, met in Fort Worth, Texas, to discuss the global aviation regulations including the timetable for lifting the grounding of 737MAX jet line.
Until now, Boeing has not formally submitted the MCAS software fix to the FAA.,
However, FAA is expected to conduct a certification flight in the coming weeks.