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China's Aviation Regulators Hold 737 MAX Evaluation Meeting At Boeing's Zhoushan Factory

Sep 27,2022

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) organized a specific Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG, part of CAAC's Flight Standards Department) meeting about the Boeing 737 MAX in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, on September 14th. The purpose of the meeting was to review the aircraft training specifications of the 737 Series after the relevant improvements.

The CAAC website reports that the CAAC will issue the second revision of the Aircraft Evaluation Report for the Boeing 737 Series after the questions raised during the meeting are resolved, and the process of resuming the introduction of the 737 MAX in China will be completed soon. The last revision of the Boeing 737 Series AEG report was issued in October 2017.

The meeting was purposely arranged in Zhoushan, where the Boeing Zhoushan Completion and Delivery Center is located. All the local participants of the meeting visited the Boeing Zhoushan Completion and Delivery Center on the next day of the meeting, according to the same statement.

It has been reported by Simple Flying that Boeing will begin to remarket some 737 MAX aircraft earmarked for Chinese customers. The statement was from two of the company's top executives, Chief Executive Dave Calhoun and Chief Financial Officer Brian West, which was revealed last Thursday, September 15th.

It's also reported that Calhoun said resuming 737 MAX deliveries in China was critical to Boeing's future, but the prospect of selling planes to China in the near term (a year or two) was low.

There is no statement on why Boeing announced the reassigning decision one day after the CAAC AEG meeting. Before the CAAC released the news, the media interpreted it as Boeing could not wait indefinitely as little progress has been made from the CAAC since it issued an Airworthiness Derivative (CAD2021-B737-19) in December 2021.

However, as the news of the meeting went public, there might be more considerations behind Boeing's decision to reassignment.

Source from Simple Flying

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