According to the report, The top official of the Federal Aviation Administration said that there is no “specific timetable” for the FAA. To certify the Boeing 737 MAX 7, even though the aircraft manufacturer had earlier anticipated that to happen by the end of this year.
Administrator Michael Whitaker of the FAA stated that when “we have all the data that we need and it is safe,” the agency will certify the smallest version of the popular MAX.
Whitaker continued by saying that he is making sure he is receiving updates “on status, to understand the issues that are arising in that process” for the projects, including the MAX 7.
Boeing, meanwhile, emphasized that it will adhere to the FAA’s guidance throughout the certification procedure. The biggest MAX 7 customer, Southwest Airlines, anticipates certification in April. “When navigating the certification process, we’ll take the FAA’s lead. When all certification requirements are satisfied, the FAA will make the final decision, the company said.
Currently, Boeing is requesting a waiver from laws about the engine systems of the MAX 7. The FAA is taking comments on this exemption until December 26. It is important to address problems with the engine anti-ice system, and it is valid until May 31, 2026.
To make sure that new problems are given more attention, Whitaker emphasised the FAA’s dedication to continuously looking for methods to improve the certification procedure. In addition, he emphasized the agency’s emphasis on keeping an elevated state of alertness in the wake of the MAX crashes and assessing the safety of new technologies.