The FAA has certificated the Boeing 737 Max 8 for commercial service, Boeing says. It is now in the final stages of preparing the first of the model for delivery.
"This certification is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of our entire MAX team throughout the process, from airplane design to flight testing," says Keith Leverkuhn, VP and general manager of the 737 MAX program at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The Renton team looks forward to delivering superior efficiency, reliability and design to our customers as they start to receive their 737 MAX aircraft in the next few months."
Certification followed completion of a test program started just over one year ago. The program involved four airplanes, and ground and laboratory testing. Following that was the certification process, which culminated in an amended type certificate.