The Federal aviation administration of the United States (FAA) and the Boeing Company began test flights of the 737 MAX on Monday, and they will last three days, according to a statement from the regulator.
“The FAA and Boeing are conducting a series of certification flights this week to evaluate Boeing’s proposed changes to the automatic flight control system on the 737 MAX. The plane took off from the Boeing airfield in Seattle today at 9.55 am Pacific Time for the first round of tests. The flight is expected to last several hours. We expect that the certification flights will last about three days,” the report says.
During the flights, maneuvering and emergency response procedures will be checked for compliance with the regulator’s standards.
Mach 737 flights are suspended in the United States and many other countries after two such Airliners crashed.