Boeing appears to have accepted that it will not be able to certify its 737 MAX 10 before the year-end deadline, but it remains possible that US lawmakers could give it more time, airline Ryanair told Reuters on Tuesday.
The planemaker faces a late-December deadline to get the 737 MAX 10 approved; otherwise, you must comply with new cabin alert requirements under a 2020 law, unless exempted by Congress.
Regulatory issues could force the planemaker to cancel the MAX 10, Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun said in July, adding that Boeing was working with regulators on certification by the end of the year.
"I think Boeing accepts that it won't get certified by the end of the year, but I suspect that Congress will approve an extension of that certification process until early 2023," Ryanair Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said in an interview. .
"It doesn't make sense to ask a company like Boeing to redesign the cockpit or the safety systems... So I urge Congress not to require a redesign," he added.
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the agency "does not comment on ongoing certification projects." Ask Boeing about their schedule."
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