After 22 months ban, Boeing 737 Max has been given access to fly in the US and Brazil having been cleared UK’s Civil Aviation Authority that the flight is safe.
It would be recalled that the ban on the flight was placed as a result of the two crashes which caused over 300 deaths. According to reports gathered, the first accident of 737 Max occured in 2018 and crashed at Indonesia which killed about 189 people. Shortly after, it crashed the second time after takeoff from Addis Ababa and 157 people were reportedly killed.
Following the death toll caused by the flight, report released after the second crash revealed that a 67 year old Abiodun Bashua of Nigeria was in the flight, which attracted many controversies, legal actions by the heirs of Bashua and thorough investigations.
Investigations carried out at the times indicated that the flight had a flawed control, which became active at the wrong time, prompted the aircraft to dive in disastrous way.
As a result of this experience, Easa, representing the 31 main EU nations, requested that thorough investigations must be carried about by 737 Max before given permission to fly. Easa, through its Executive Director, Patrick Ky demanded software upgrades, electrical working network, maintenance checks, crew proper training and operations manual updates.
In a statement made by Patrick, the aircraft provided satisfactory solutions to the series of questions concerning its safety measures, adding that 737 Max’s operations would continue to be monitored when it resumes services.