The Boeing 737 Max Has Returned

Tyson Gagliano, Reporter

The Boeing 737 Max is scheduled to be back in service almost 2 years after it was grounded due to two crashes that killed a total of 346 people in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

In March 2019 the Boeing 737 Max was grounded due to 2 crashes that happened between Oct. 2018 and March 2019. On Nov. 18 it was announced the 737 maxes would be making its return. The ban lasted 20 months.

It was revealed the reason the crashes happened was due to its new flight control system pushing the nose down at times. In March of last year Boeing made a software update to the flight system to correct this error.

In Dec. 2019, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg resigned over the issue. He was replaced by board chairman David Calhoun. There was controversy regarding whether they knew of the issues without the Federal Flight Agency’s (FAA) Knowledge.

Airliners in the US are expected to bring the 737 Max back in early 2021 along with new pilot training to ensure a repeat doesn’t happen. China on the other hand has not given a clear timetable on a possible return.

Europe is expected to also bring back the 737 Max.

The 737 Max is currently the greatest selling plane of all time and look to make its return in 2021.