China News Service, September 26, reported that the Boeing 737 MAX passenger plane is expected to be allowed to go around after being grounded 18 months due to two air crashes.
The European Union's aviation safety regulator said that the passenger plane may be allowed to fly around in Europe "by the end of this year"; and in the United States, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Director Steve Dickson will test the aircraft next week.
Patrick Ky, director of the European Union Aviation Safety Administration (EASA), said that the flight test and simulator test of the Boeing 737MAX are progressing smoothly.
Now is "for the first time in a year and a half, I can see the moment when we lift the ban on MAX aircraft."
"We will begin to study how to make the MAX aircraft return to the blue sky at the end of the year."
On the other hand, FAA Director Dixon will test the Boeing 737 Max next week for an evaluation.
Dixon, a former commercial aviation pilot, will receive simulator training before flying and then share his observations with FAA technicians.
In October 2018, Indonesian Lion Air flight JT610 crashed about 12 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board.
Less than half a year later, in March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed about 6 minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board.
After two air crashes, Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft were grounded globally.
However, before the authorities approve the go-around of the 737 MAX aircraft, this type of aircraft still has to overcome several problems, including pilot training.