Boeing CEO expects 737 MAX to resume flying around November, but possibly not in all countries
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September 11, 2019 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
Boeing chairman and chief executive Dennis Muilenburg on Wednesday reiterated his projection that, despite concerns publicly expressed by Europe's air safety regulator, the 737 MAX should begin to return to service around November.
However, he conceded that lack of alignment among international regulatory bodies could mean that the grounded jet may first resume flying in the United States, with other major countries following later.
"We're making good solid progress on a return to service," Muilenburg said, speaking at a Morgan Stanley investor conference in Laguna Beach, Calif.
He later added that that "a phased ungrounding of the airplane among regulators around the world is a possibility."
A week ago, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) publicly criticized the certification process of the 737 MAX. And the agency said that it..
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