International experts revealed flaws in the certification of Boeing 737 MAX

A group of international experts from JATR (Joint Authorities Technical Review) identified significant shortcomings in the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft made by Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

On Friday, a report was published on the results of the work of the JATR group, which, under the chairmanship of the former head of the American National Council for Transport Safety Christopher Hart, considered the certification of the flight control system on the 737 MAX liner. The group also included 28 FAA employees, 2 NASA employees, and 9 civil aviation officials from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and the UAE.

According to the authors of the report, the provisions on key aspects of the aircraft’s design “were not properly considered, updated or confirmed,” and “the potential effects of crew workload as a result of changes in the system (maneuvering correction – ed.) MCAS were not determined”.

The experts also noted that important information about the MCAS maneuvering correction system was not provided in full by the FAA.