Washington, D.C. - In a statement released on May 3, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it invited foreign civil aviation regulators to review the certification process of the Boeing's 737 MAX jets.
The FAA held the first meeting with eight civil aviation regulator on May 3 after the raising doubts about the U.S. regulator's practices for the certification of Boeing's jets.
After the second deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in Ethiopia, some FAA employees anonymously complained that the agency managers forced its inspectors who are in charge with the certification of the aircraft to hand over their duties to Boeing employees.
The representatives of the other civil aviation regulators will review the Agency's certification performance for the controversial MAX jets and will submit their findings to the FAA with the improvement recommendations if there are any.
“The formation of the JATR is unprecedented and is the wave of the future in aviation safety,” former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart, who chairs the new review, said.
“The level of commitment from the experts shows that aviation safety is a global issue that requires continued international collaboration,” Hart added.
The "Joint Authorities Technical Review" was launched last week on Monday in Seattle to review the Boeing's updated anti-stall software of the 737 MAXs, which were linked to both crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
The committee was formed by the FAA to restore confidence in the safety of the Boeing's new generation single-aisle jets.
The Federal Aviation Administration asked the panel to also review the initial certification of the aircraft's anti-stall software alongside the updates made by the manufacturer.
The "Joint Authorities Technical Review" which includes representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to complete its study in 90 days at most.
After the second fatal 737 MAX 8 crash in less than half a year, More than 40 foreign regulators announced they would reject the public reassurances from the U.S. regulator.