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Boeing’s 737 Max 10 Approval Will Likely Be Delayed Until Next Summer

  • Aircraft risks missing crucial year-end certification deadline
  • Possible delay was relayed by FAA head to lawmaker in letter
A Boeing 737 Max 10.

A Boeing 737 Max 10.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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Boeing Co. doesn’t expect its 737 Max 10 model to be ready for certification until next summer at the soonest, US aviation regulators told a key lawmaker.

The planemaker’s latest plan was relayed in a letter Monday from Federal Aviation Administration acting Administrator Billy Nolen to Senator Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican. The comments provided the latest indication that the plane won’t meet a crucial deadline to finalize its approvals by the end of 2022.