U.S. airlines expect Boeing 737 MAX jets need up to 150 hours of work before flying again
Each aircraft will likely require between 100 and 150 hours of preparation before flying..
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May 24, 2019 - by Tracy Rucinski for reuters.com
Once regulators approve Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX jets for flight, each aircraft will likely require between 100 and 150 hours of preparation before flying, officials from the three U.S. airlines that operate the MAX told Reuters.
The estimate, provided to Reuters by American Airlines Group Inc, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines Co officials, is the first indication of the time needed to bring the jets out of storage following a worldwide grounding in March spurred by deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
The allotted 100 to 150 hours of jet preparation comes on top of the hours needed for pilot training...