BOEING 737 MAX JET MAKES FIRST U.S. FLIGHT AFTER LONG GROUNDING
Boeing’s troubled 737 Max plane returned to the skies in the U.S. after being grounded worldwide for almost two years, the New York Times reported.
American Airlines Flight 718 left Miami, and is scheduled to land in New York at 1:30 p.m. (1:30 a.m., December 30, 2020 in Manila) before making the return trip in the afternoon.
The flight ends a long and difficult chapter for Boeing, which caused nearly 400 new jets to be grounded and the company had to bear with the cancellations of hundreds of purchases by several airtlines.
The Max was grounded in March 2019 after 346 people were killed in a pair of crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.