The Federal Aviation Administration is gathering dozens of the world’s top aviation officials in Fort Worth for a day-long conclave Thursday to talk about the Boeing 737 Max.
The gathering in Fort Worth, Texas is expected to provide clues as to whether the aviation safety authorities will be willing to set aside any skepticism about the FAA, which has not yet given the green light for the 737 MAX to fly again.
The FAA said 57 agencies from 33 countries will attend the summit, including China, France, Germany, Britain, India, Indonesia and Ethiopia, as well as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization.
But several of those officials say they won’t commit to clearing the troubled jet to resume flights until their own safety questions are answered.
Officials from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency have told the FAA that the Europeans need to make their own findings on the safety of Boeing’s proposed fixes for the aircraft, a U.S. official said.
FAA officials say they hope to show the world Thursday what they’ve been doing to restore confidence in the plane they first certified as safe more than two years ago.