– Advertisement – – Advertisement – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing proposed changes to Boeing‘s 737 Max and expects to complete the process in the “coming days,” the agency’s chief told Reuters on Monday.Three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters the FAA is set to approve the plane’s ungrounding as early as Nov 18. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told Reuters in a statement that he expects “this process will be finished in the coming days, once the agency is satisfied that Boeing has addressed” safety issues involved in two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. – Advertisement – Boeing declined to comment.The ungrounding would be a vital step in a still-arduous path to recovery for Boeing, plunged into its worst-ever crisis by the crashes and the worldwide grounding of its best-selling plane in March 2019.“The FAA continues to engage with aviation authorities around the world as they prepare to validate our certification decision,” Dickson said.- Advertisement – A Boeing 737 MAX jet lands near grounded 737 MAX planes following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020.Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images “As I have said many times before, the agency will take the time that it needs to thoroughly review the remaining work. Even though we are near the finish line, I will lift the grounding order only after our safety experts are satisfied that the aircraft meets certification standards.”Following the FAA green light, airlines must complete software updates and fresh pilot training, a process that will take at least 30 days, before the planes can return to the skies.Southwest Airlines LUV.N, the world’s largest Max operator, has said it would take several months to comply with the FAA requirements and that it does not plan to schedule flights on the aircraft until the second quarter of 2021.The grounding has cost the U.S. planemaker billions, hobbled its supply chain, and triggered investigations that faulted Boeing and the FAA for a lack of transparency and weak oversight during the jet’s development, among other problems.A Justice Department criminal investigation is ongoing.
Not a bad outing for her first time on a well-worn, 160-yard wooden, banked track on loan from the defunct L.A. Invitational. Murakami had never before seen an indoor meet in person. “I just wanted to come out and have fun to take a break from running long distance every day,” she said. FRESNO – Shannon Murakami on Monday finally got her chance to run on an indoor track. The Saugus High junior can’t wait for another chance to compete indoors after winning the mile in 5 minutes, 8.10 seconds in the inaugural Run for the Dream track and field meet at Fresno State. The performance came two hours after she ran a 2:19 leg on the Centurions’ 4 x 880-yard relay team, joining sophomore Katie Dunn and freshmen Keri Mott and Grace Vaziri. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Although Murakami, in her last trip to Fresno, won the state Division I cross country title last November at nearby Woodward Park, her cross country season didn’t end on a particularly high note. She finished a disappointing 12th place in the Foot Locker West Regional Championships a week after the state meet. All doubts about her fitness were answered when she ran 10:37.6 for two miles in the Long Beach Distance Carnival at Long Beach State in December. There will be high expectations this high school season for Murakami, who ran 4:50.59 in the 1,600 meters and 10:34.75 in the 3,200 meters last season, the state’s second-best marks by a sophomore. “I didn’t really worry about time today,” Murakami said. “It was more for the experience, but it showed that I am in pretty good shape.” In the college-open competition, Cal State Northridge’s Rolando Felizola won the long jump at 22 feet, 7 inches, and USC’s Alexis Weatherspoon (Grant High of Van Nuys) was fourth in the invitational 55 meters in 7.06. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!