Experts from nine civil aviation authorities have confirmed they will participate in the Boeing 737 MAX Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) that the FAA established earlier this month. The JATR team will conduct a comprehensive review of the certification of the aircraft’s automated flight control system.

The JATR is chaired by former NTSB Chairman Chris Hart and comprised of a team of experts from the FAA, NASA and international aviation authorities. The team will evaluate aspects of the 737 MAX automated flight control system, including its design and pilots’ interaction with the system, to determine its compliance with all applicable regulations and to identify future enhancements that might be needed.

The team is scheduled to first meet on April 29 and its work is expected to take 90 days.

Confirmed participants include:

  • Australia
    Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
  • Brazil
    Agencia Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC)
  • Canada
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA)
  • China
    Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
  • European Union
    European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Japan
    Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB)
  • Indonesia
    Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
  • Singapore
    Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
  • United Arab Emirates
    General Civil Aviation Authority (UAE GCAA)

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