Boeing 737 Max Resumes Flying Into China After 4-Year Hiatus
According to flight-tracking data, it appears that the first commercial Boeing 737 Max flight has resumed flying into China after a hiatus of nearly four years. If confirmed, this would be a significant development for the American aircraft manufa[...]
The first commercial Boeing Co. 737 Max flight appeared to have resumed flying into China for the first time in almost four years, in what would be a major breakthrough for the US planemaker’s best-selling jet. This is good news for Boeing and for the global aviation industry as a whole. The 737 Max has been grounded since March 2019, following two deadly crashes. This has been a major setback for Boeing, but it appears that the company is finally making progress in getting the jet back in the air.
I am very pleased to see that MIAT Mongolian Airlines is resuming its flights to Guangzhou. This is great news for the many people who rely on this airline for their travel needs. I am confident that the airline will provide a safe and comfortable experience for all of its passengers.
I envision that the Boeing 737 Max will make a comeback in the near future. I think that the company has been working hard to make sure that the plane is safe and that they are taking all the necessary steps to ensure that it meets all regulations.
It is our hope that the 737 Max will soon be returned to service worldwide. We are working closely with global regulators and our customers to make this happen. We appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone involved.
Boeing is confident that it will soon receive the necessary approvals from China to resume flying its Max jetliners. The company is confident that its pilot training criteria meet all safety standards and that the Max is safe to fly.
It is clear that China takes its role as a global leader in aviation safety seriously. By being the first to ground the Max in March 2019, and by holding off on approving its return to service until after other global regulators had lifted their own bans, China has shown that it is committed to ensuring that its skies are safe for all. This is a commendable commitment, and one that other countries would do well to emulate.
It is critical that Boeing resume deliveries of the 737 Max in China, in order to help rebuild its balance sheet. The Max grounding and the Covid pandemic have both been major financial blows to the company, and resuming deliveries in China will be a key step in helping it recover.
It's been over a year since Chinese airlines have flown the Boeing 737 Max 8 commercially, following the two fatal crashes involving the model in October 2018 and March 2019. Together, those accidents killed 346 people. While investigations into the cause of the crashes are still ongoing, it's clear that the 737 Max 8 is a flawed aircraft. I believe that Chinese airlines should permanently ground the plane and never fly it again.