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U.S. FAA has cleared Boeing's 737 Max for flying again
ByHarshal 18 Nov 2020 10:19 AM 81

After two years and a pair of deadly crashes, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has finally given clearance to Boeing's 737 Max to fly once again.  

The nation's air safety agency announced this news and confirmed that this step was taken after a comprehensive and systematic 20-month review process.

Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after an Ethiopian Airlines jet crash. That accident took place less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia's Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea. A total of 346 passengers and crew members on both planes were killed.

Though traveler may not see their plane in the skies for a while, the FAA says it must approve pilot training changes for each U.S. airline, and airlines must perform required maintenance on the planes.

The FAA says the move was made in cooperation with air safety regulators worldwide. "Those regulators have indicated that Boeing's design changes, together with the changes to crew procedures and training enhancements, will give them the confidence to validate the aircraft as safe to fly in their respective countries and regions," the FAA said in a statement.

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