Boeing 737 MAX Can Return To The Skies, FAA says
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November 18, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for www.seattletimes.com
Twenty months after Boeing's new 737 MAX was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes, the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday approved Boeing's fixes for the airplane and cleared the MAX to return to service.
In a statement the FAA said airlines that have parked their MAX aircraft must make required maintenance and system modifications to prepare them to fly again. The agency will review each U.S. airline's MAX pilot training program. And it will inspect and issue an airworthiness certificate for every MAX Boeing built after the March 2019 grounding order.
The long-delayed approval means the MAX is on track to fly passengers again in the United States before year end. Jet deliveries can now resume and production in Renton will begin again to ramp up, though very slowly.
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