European, U.S. regulators to hold meeting with Boeing on 777X -Breaking
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – An aerial view showing Boeing 777X planes parked at King County International Airport Boeing Field in Seattle (Washington), U.S.A., June 1, 20,22. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
By David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters] -The U.S. safety regulators and European regulators for aviation safety will hold a meeting with Boeing next week (NYSE:). The Boeing 777X aircraft is awaiting certification. Europe’s highest aviation safety regulator stated Tuesday.
In April, Boeing announced that it would stop production of the Boeing 777X from 2023. It also confirmed that it had delayed handing over its first 777X plane to 2025. This was in contrast with the original target of 2023. However, it maintained confidence in the program.
Patrick Ky (executive director, European Union Aviation Safety Agency) told reporters at a Washington conference that the meeting was important for sharing information.
“All we need is to reach common ground on how to meet the safety targets we set and to communicate with each other. Ky agreed that’s “where we are” and said that they need to work together on the planning of who does what.
Boeing and FAA have not yet commented.
Ky stated that they were meeting to “talk about the issues, the solutions and the mitigation factors.”
Boeing was warned by the FAA in a letter dated March 21 that the 737 MAX 10 certifications and 777X certificates were outdated and did not reflect current program activities.
Before Boeing can start deliveries, certification is required.
The 777X (also known as the 7777-9) is a large version of the wide-body 777 jet. It has been under development since 2013. At one time, it was scheduled to go into service in June 2020.
Boeing asked the FAA to reject a Boeing request for clearance of the certification hurdle. It stated that in reality, the FAA would not certify the 777X until the mid-to late 2023.
After two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, Congress passed a comprehensive certification reform bill. Ky stated that regulators all over the globe are working to make changes after the fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes.
Ky stated, “All of our actions are far more prudent in terms of the risks.”