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Boeing 737 Max Poised to Win Clearance for European Return

  • EASA move next week marks major step in jet’s global comeback
  • Ryanair’s higher-capacity version to be allowed by summer
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Europe’s aviation safety regulator is poised to clear the Boeing Co. 737 Max for a return to service in the region, marking a major step in the jet’s global comeback from two deadly crashes.

The final airworthiness directive will be issued next week, spelling out required changes and added pilot training requirements, European Union Aviation Safety Agency Executive Director Patrick Ky said Tuesday in an online roundtable with reporters.