Report 737 Max Updates and Cancellations in Airline Aviation Forum Posted 22 hours ago Friends with whom I've discussed the MAX believe that the Europeans, (EASA) may not be willing to certify the aircraft until it has a crew alerting system. The reasoning behind this thinking is, every aircraft built in the past four decades has had such a system except the B737, and it has been argued that the absence of such an alerting system contributed substantially to the crew confusion in both MAX accidents. Both JTAR & Congressional Committee Reports reinforce this. Boeing argued strenuously and long against the EICAS requirement due fleet commonality, training & development costs. QF32 was mentioned in exchanges as an clear example of a "save" by the crew alerting system, (ECAM). I doubt at this point that such views would permit re-certification while an EICAS is in development" regardless of what the FAA does.