Washington, DC - FAA's 737 MAX certification process is being probed by a panel that consists of international civil aviation regulators.
The panel is preparing a report that is expected to scrutinize the initial FAA approval process for the 737 MAX jets, Wall Street Journal reports.
The centerpiece of the report reportedly to be the delegation of authority to Boeing to assess certain airworthiness issues on behalf of the US Federal Aviation Administration.
According to the sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal, the report also claims the Agency did not sufficiently pay attention to the major design changes made during the production of the aircraft.
The panel is expected to call for more transparency from the international authorities for day-to-day certification of the new aircraft systems to ensure early involvement in the process.
The report is being prepared by the contribution of air-safety regulators from Canada, China, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, the European Union, Brazil, and the United States and is expected to be released in a few weeks.
We look forward to the publication of the JATR (Joint Authorities Technical Review) report when it is complete,
a Boeing spokesperson said in a statement.
Boeing has also said the company was continuing to cooperate with the FAA and other regulators around the world to safely return the 737 MAX to service.
The 737 MAXs were grounded globally in March this year after the second deadly crash in Ethiopia, after five months the Lion Air crash in Indonesia.