New Certification Process Prolonging 737-7 Certification

Boeing 737-7
Boeing completed 737-7 flight testing in late 2021, but final FAA approval remains elusive.
Credit: Jennifer Buchanan/Seattle Times

Southwest Airlines executives are no longer expecting deliveries of any Boeing 737 MAX 7s before 2023, the latest sign that the model’s regulatory approval timing remains difficult to nail down amid changing aircraft certification protocols. Boeing stands by 2022 certification position Certification...

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