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Europe to lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding in January, follows US action

European Union Aviation Safety Agency says 737 MAX was safe to fly after changes to the design of the jet that crashed twice in 2018 and 2019, killing 346 people.

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Tim Hepher | Reuters Paris
Europe is set to lift its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX passenger jetliner in January after US regulators last week ended a 20-month grounding triggered by two fatal crashes.

The head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said in remarks aired on Saturday that the 737 MAX was safe to fly after changes to the design of the jet that crashed twice in five months in 2018 and 2019, killing 346 people.

"We wanted to carry out a totally independent analysis of the safety of this aircraft, so we performed our own checks and flight tests,"

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First Published: Nov 22 2020 | 6:45 AM IST

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