The head of Europe’s aviation safety agency has said Boeing’s 737 Max plane will get its final clearance to resume flying in Europe next week, say reports.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (Easa) suspended operations by the aircraft in March 2019, after two fatal crashes that had been attributed to flawed flight control software.

A total of 346 people died in the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Following modifications, the aircraft has been cleared for the resumption of flights in the US and Brazil, said the BBC.

Furthermore, Easa executive director Patrick Ky said a separate certification of the Max-200 variant was likely to follow in “coming weeks”.

In December, the Boeing 737 Max was declared safe to fly by Easa, which expected to give permission for a return to service in Europe in mid-January.

Ky said his organisation had “left no stone unturned” in its review of the aircraft and its analysis of design changes made by the manufacturer.

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