Boeing’s 737 Max is back in the air
On Wednesday the plane flew again with members of the public onboard
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)-Two fatal crashes forced American regulators to ground the Boeing 737 MAX in March 2019, on Wednesday the plane flew again with members of the public onboard.
On a demo flight from Dallas to Tulsa, journalists were flown by American Airlines on the Boeing 737 MAX. This was an effort to assure future passengers of the safety the upgraded MAX has.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the jet for flight on Nov. 18 after Boeing rewrote all of the MAX’s flight computer software.
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American Airlines is the only U.S. airline that plans to begin flying the MAX again this year.
More demo flights are being scheduled to fly employees in preparation for its first flight with paying passengers on Dec. 29. The flight will be from Miami to New York City.
“I know our pilots would not get in this aircraft if they didn’t think it was safe,” Robert Isom, American Airline’s Chief Operating Officer, told ABC News.
Many are wary of flying in the MAX because of its history, including relatives of those who lost their lives to the crashes last year, calling the demo flights a publicity stunt.
Nadia Milleron lost her daughter, Samya, in the Ethiopia crash in March 2019, said, “Neither of us would ever get on a 737 MAX, and we will warn every single person we know and make sure they don’t fly on a 737 MAX.”