Polls & QuizzesPoll: Do You Think the 737 MAX is Ready for Recertification?By Editorial Staff - Published: October 18, 20205PrintEmailFacebookTwitterLinkedin Poll: Do You Think the 737 MAX is Ready For RecertificationPoll: Do You Think the 737 MAX is Ready for Recertification? At this point, is it even needed? Yes. Get it done already. Frankly, I’m not sure. No. Give it time. Δ
I wonder if they will test fly each aircraft before putting them back on line. Some have been sitting in the desert gathering dust for almost 18 months. I hope each aircraft is throughly checked out before passengers start flying on them. One more accident and the Max is history.
Yes good point. One would have to assume (?) that there are procedures for airliners that are brought back into service after a period of inactivity. Either way I can’t imagine the airlines not taking every precaution after this fiasco.
The aircraft will be inspected, then updated with the software and hardware changes and test flown before they fly passengers. Those sitting in storage have to go through a number of checks before they can even fly. The fuel tanks would have been evacuated in order to prevent algae from forming. The pitot and static systems would be covered up to protect from dust and FOD. The engines would have to be test run before flying. These are only part of the checks each aircraft will have before they can fly. Not included are all the above mentioned updates and then some. Electrical checks, hydraulics, oxygen and environmental systems etc. etc. etc.
Don’t forget to inspect the AOA system 🙂
At this point it is probably safer then most aircraft out there flying.
Is it needed is a better question. Perhaps from a cost standpoint it might be if it is more fuel efficient.
But if its going to cost US taxpayers any more money, it ought just go in the scrap heap.