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Boeing Max Judged Safe to Fly by Europe’s Aviation Regulator

  • U.S. plane may return to region’s skies by year-end: EASA’s Ky
  • Software upgrade will enhance safety, take two years to arrive
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Europe’s top aviation regulator said he’s satisfied that changes to Boeing Co.’s 737 Max have made the plane safe enough to return to the region’s skies before 2020 is out, even as a further upgrade his agency demanded won’t be ready for up to two years.

After test flights conducted in September, EASA is performing final document reviews ahead of a draft airworthiness directive it expects to issue next month, said Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.