On December 2nd, local time, Boeing 737 MAX ushered in its first passenger test flight after being grounded for 20 months due to the crash.
It is reported that American Airlines carried out the test flight.
The plane departed from Dallas, Texas, and landed safely in Tulsa, Oklahoma after an hour’s flight. In order to show the safety of the Boeing 737MAX
About 90 people, including journalists, flight attendants and crew, wore masks on the test flight.
Boeing’s share price rose more than 5% to $223.85 on Wednesday, positively affected by the success of the test flight.
Returning to sky: Boeing 737MAX flew back for the first time, carrying more than 90 journalists
December 3rd Comprehensive report: On December 2nd local time, after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the lifting of the “flying ban” for Boeing 737MAX models, the 737MAX aircraft carried out the first flight except for regulators and Boeing staff.
Reuters said that this is part of the company’s efforts to restore its public image.
According to reports, the aircraft on the first flight is American Airlines, and the flight location is Dallas Airport, which lasts about 45 minutes. More than 90 media reporters tried to ride the Boeing 737MAX.
According to the report, after the grounding of the Boeing 737MAX, only those directly involved in repairing system defects and checking the aircraft’s maneuverability process have boarded the aircraft.
On the same day, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker also said that he would ride the 737MAX with his wife and airline colleagues with “the greatest peace of mind”.
According to the report, the flight is in preparation for the first commercial flight on December 29. At that time, 737MAX will fly from Miami to New York.
In October 2018 and March 2019, two Boeing 737MAX aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia crashed one after another, killing 346 people. After two air crashes, Boeing 737MAX was banned from flying worldwide.
Subsequent investigation reports show that the causes of the air crash include technical defects, mismanagement and lack of supervision, which are both responsible for Boeing and FAA.
On November 18, 2020, the FAA announced the lifting of the “fly ban” for Boeing 737MAX models. The department said that the approval of the use of the Boeing 737MAX aircraft does not mean that it can return to the sky immediately, and the pilot training plan should be reviewed first.
In addition, the airline should make the necessary technical preparations for the long-delayed 737MAX aircraft to resume flight