Ryanair has mentioned it expects the controversial Boeing 737 Max aircraft to be allowed to fly once more within the US within the subsequent month or so.
The airline’s boss, Eddie Wilson, mentioned it hoped to start out taking supply of the planes early subsequent 12 months.
No Max planes have flown since March 2019 after points with its software program have been linked to crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, which killed 346 folks.
Before the flight ban, Ryanair had 135 of them on order.
“The first of these we might hope to reach in very early 2021,” Mr Wilson advised Ireland’s Newstalk radio station.
Investigators of the deadly crashes blamed faults within the 737 Max’s flight management system, which Boeing has been overhauling for months as a way to meet new security calls for.
Mr Wilson was talking after the US airline regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued a draft report on revised coaching procedures for the 737 Max.
The FAA, which accomplished check flights final week, has invited feedback from events, with a deadline of 1 November.
However, it’s not the one regulator placing the modified 737 Max via its paces.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which began its personal testing programme final month, has maintained that clearance by the FAA is not going to robotically imply the aircraft is taken into account airworthy in Europe.
Last month, both Boeing and the FAA were harshly criticised by a US congressional investigation.
Its report blamed a “tradition of concealment” at Boeing and “grossly inadequate oversight” by the FAA.