FAA says Boeing 737 Max is safe to fly. Will passengers agree?

Nov 18, 2020
The order says that Boeing’s design changes have made the jets airworthy, 20 months after the 737 Max model was grounded.
A worker walks by a Boeing 737 Max airplane as it sits parked at the company's production facility on Nov. 13 in Renton, Washington.
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U.S. approves return of Boeing's 737 Max airplane

Airlines using Boeing's 737 Max will have to get FAA approval for pilot training programs and complete required maintenance.
The plane had been grounded after a pair of deadly crashes revealed design flaws and trouble in the air certification process.
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Boeing, FAA failures at fault for deadly 737 Max crashes, Congress finds

Those in charge didn't necessarily understand everything about the plane's design or the safety lapses.
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Boeing 737 Max test flights set to begin

Jun 29, 2020
Air safety regulators say Boeing can start test flights of its grounded 737 Max jets.
Two 737 Max planes crashed in late 2018 and March of 2019, killing 346 people.
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Can any other product rival the impact of Boeing's 737 Max on the economy?

Jan 28, 2020
What would happen to the economy if Ford stopped production of the F-150, for example?
Production on the 737 Max has officially ended. Above, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 outside a factory in Renton, Washington, in 2019.
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Boeing will halt production of the 737 Max

Dec 16, 2019
The aircraft maker has continued to pump out the beleaguered planes, even though it can't deliver them.
Will the 737 Max fly again?
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The grounded 737 Max could lead to more Thanksgiving delays

Nov 28, 2019
The Thanksgiving travel period is always a logistical nightmare for the airlines. But this year might be worse.
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One year after deadly crash, Boeing answers to Congress

Oct 29, 2019
Senators grilled CEO Dennis Muilenburg about safety, cover ups and government oversight.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on aviation safety and the future of Boeing's 737 MAX.
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Airlines might not love Boeing right now, but switching planes won't be easy

Oct 24, 2019
The waitlist for new Airbus planes is seven years long.
It's unclear when or if the 737 Max will return to the skies. Above, a Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off for a test flight in 2016.
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Boeing troubles spill over into U.S. economy

Oct 21, 2019
The longer the company's 737 Max jet stays grounded, the more impact Boeing suppliers and customers feel.
Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 is rolled out for the media at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, in 2017.
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