More than a year and a half after the ban, the United States is allowing Boeing’s 737 Max to take to the skies again.
The approval comes after a major review of Boeing’s top-flight reshuffle and security issues, in a tug-of-war with international regulators.
American Airlines is planning to resume commercial Max flight from Miami to New York on December 29, following indications of federal aviation approval.
In October 2018, an Indonesian Lion Air flight from Jakarta Airport crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff.
Four and a half months later, an Ethiopian Airlines plane flew over the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Within minutes, it crashed into a town 62 kilometers from Addis Ababa.
All passengers on these two Boeing 737 Max-6 flights died.
Both planes crashed shortly after takeoff.
At one point, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order banning Boeing 737 Max-8 flights.
371 aircraft of this model were grounded worldwide.