Boeing’s troubled 737 Max aircraft is expected to pay passengers in the skies in the United States for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday.
Those passengers will board American Airlines Flight 718, which is scheduled to leave Miami after 10:30 am and land in New York at 1:30 pm, ending a long and difficult chapter for Boeing.
In March 2019, Max was set ablaze worldwide after a couple was killed in separate accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia for months. Accidents and revelations about the aircraft’s flaws greatly damaged the company’s reputation and cost it billions of dollars in damages, government fines and lost orders.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which has been criticized last month by lawmakers and security experts for doing a poor job of certifying Max, Became the first major regulator To lift your grounding order and use Boeing and airlines who can start making the necessary changes to re-fly the aircraft using max.
The FAA has since been joined by regulators in Brazil. Canadian and European aviation authorities are expected to comply with the approval within the week.
Family members of the two fatal flights argue that Max is still unfit to fly. Last week, he said in a letter to US lawmakers that “the entire iteration process is questionable.” A senate committee Released a horror report This month, Boeing and the FAA criticized for safety and surveillance failures.
American Plan to use Max for daily flights Monday between Miami International Airport and La Guardia Airport. According to a letter sent to employees by US officials last month, the airline plans to increase service in January, which uses maximum for more than 36 flights from Miami. Tuesday’s flight can seat 172 people, 16 business class and the rest in economy.
United Airlines has said that it expects to start using Max in the first quarter of 2021. Southwest Airlines, a major Boeing customer that operates an all-737 fleet, has said it does not expect the aircraft to fly until the second quarter. Delta Air Lines does not use aircraft.
It would be important for the public perception of both Boeing and Max to have the flights of the first few months free of any major problems. Last week, Air Canada was Was forced to divert A Max plane was being towed from Erie to Montreal due to engine trouble. The airline said the plane landed in Tucson, Ariz., Without incident.