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737 Max Cleared to Fly by FAA

Nov 18, 2020, 11:40 AM by Lawrence Garrett
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Undelivered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft | SounderBruce; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

The Washington Post reports that on Wednesday, the FAA lifted its ban on Boeing’s 737 Max, “20 months after the aircraft was grounded following two crashes within five months that killed 346 people.” The ruling confirms the FAA’s satisfaction with “software and other fixes, and new pilot training,” and that the aircraft is safe to fly again. Grounded worldwide on March 13, 2019, the FAA said “it brought unparalleled scrutiny to the Max this time,” and that the agency can “assure the global community that the 737 MAX is safe to operate.” Even with Wednesday’s ruling, it is still expected to take several weeks “before the first Max jets return to the skies.”
Full Story (The Washington Post)