A look at the week
By Jordan Chong
There was good news for 737 MAX operators this week when the U. S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared the aircraft to return to service.
The 737 MAX has been grounded for 20 months while the FAA evaluated Boeing's changes to anti-stall software and pilot training programs in response to two fatal accidents.
The FAA's announcement paves the way for regulators from other countries to follow suit and lift the flying ban of the type.
In the past, they would have taken the FAA's lead and given the aircraft the green light to fly again.
However, a number of regulators said this week, after the FAA announcement, they would conduct their own evaluations before they made their decisions to return the 737 MAX to active service. Read More »