Steve Dickson, director of the Federal Aviation Administration , told his team how long it would take to conduct a safety review of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft, according to an internal memo obtained by the media. Dixon reiterated that the return-to-fly approval process was “not guided by the timetable.”
The memo was sent to Ali Bahrami, a senior security official at the Federal Aviation Administration. Earlier, Boeing said in a statement Monday that the FAA could approve software repairs in December related to two fatal crashes.
In a video uploaded to the video site on Friday, Mr Dixon said: “I will not sign the plane (re-flying certification document) unless I am satisfied that I have flown the plane myself and will not hesitate to bring my family on board.” ”
Mr Dixon told FAA staff: “The only driving force is the safety considerations. As I have said to all of you, I support the work you have done to scrutinize this aircraft. I will support you in a thorough and thoughtful assessment to ensure that services are safely restored. “