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FAA Says Individual Countries Will Decide When to Return 737 Max to the Air

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The airlines/faa-working-with-pilots-around-the-world-to-test-737-max-software.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement regarding the Boeing 737 Max during a meeting in Montreal where they met with safety regulators from around the world to discuss the ongoing efforts to return the jetliner to service.

There were more than 50 invited officials in attendance, all of whom will play a role in clearing the aircraft for further flight in their respective nations.

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Key announcements included a commitment to a thorough process. And the FAA said that it would not follow a “prescribed timeline” for returning the aircraft to service but would maintain a “collaborative relationship with other civil aviation authorities as we continue our review of changes to software on the Boeing 737 MAX,” according to the statement.

The FAA said that its first commitment is to safety.

The statement also noted that “each government will make its own decision to return the aircraft to service, based on a thorough safety assessment.”

The planes have been grounded since March 13, 2019, after airlines/return-of-boeing-737-max-again-delayed.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>two fatal crashes. No update as to when the aircraft will be recertified was provided.

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Passengers Arrested After Violent Brawl on Plane

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Two easyJet passengers were arrested at Edinburgh Airport for a violently bloody fight on Thursday that left cabin crew and passengers distraught.

According to The Sun, the plane had been splattered with blood and some crew members were in tears.

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“It was very frightening for this to unfold in mid-air,” one witness said. “It was a violent confrontation and an area of the cabin was covered in blood. The cabin crew did a great job to try to contain it. But some were reduced to tears because of what unfolded.”

The flight landed in Edinburgh, Scotland from Copenhagen at around 1:30 in the afternoon, where the two men were quickly detained by police.

A spokesman for the airline said “We can confirm that flight EZY6980 from Copenhagen to Edinburgh was met by police on arrival as a result of two passengers on board behaving disruptively.

“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

The spokesman added, “The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.”

It is unclear at this time what had prompted the fight. According to a spokesman for the Scotland Police, the two men, aged 28 and 42, are charged for breach of the peace.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” the spokesman said.

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