Boeing has this week been given the greenlight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin the certification flight testing process on the 737-10.
This is another milestone in the American planemaker’s progression to get the aircraft certified by the end of 2024.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Boeing Given Greenlight to Begin 737-10 Certification Testing…
On social media, Boeing said the following on acquiring the greenlight to begin certification flight testing on the 737-10.
“The 737-10 has been cleared by the FAA to begin certification flight testing, a significant milestone as we work to get the airplane certified to enter passenger service.”
What this means in layman’s terms is that the FAA is happy with the 737-10 to the point where it can go through the final stages of certification.
Boeing needs this certification to enable the aircraft’s entry into commercial service, so then deliveries can begin to take place to their respective customers.
There are over 1,000 737-10s currently on order by customers around the world, so certification is a big priority for the American planemaker in order to keep repeat business flowing.
All eyes will be on the manufacturer to see how the certification side of the -10 will go, and will be a major milestone to the program following the last few years of downturn caused by the crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
But for now, let’s see how it goes, and by the end of next year, we could see another variant of the MAX family operating on a commercial basis.
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