Boeing 737 Max can fly safely again, says EASA boss

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A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft arrives for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, June 29, 2020.Jason Redmond | Reuters

The European aviation regulator has declared the Boeing 737 Max plane safe after it grounded in March 2019 following two crashes that killed 346 people.Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, told Bloomberg on Friday he was happy with the changes Boeing made to the plane, adding that the plane could return to the sky region before the end of 2020.

The announcement comes even though Boeing has yet to implement a software upgrade requested by its agency. It could take two years before he is ready.

After more than six months without an order, Boeing announced that it had sold two 737 Max jets to Polish charter company Enter Air in August.

Boeing and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.

Read the full story on the Bloomberg website here.

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