Boeing 737 Max Could be Recertified Before Midyear
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration has told airlines that it could lift a flight ban on the Boeing 737 Max before midyear, ahead of the manufacturer’s new timeline that it shared with its customers this week. The news sent Boeing’s shares higher.
The planes have been grounded since March after two deadly crashes in a span of five months killed all 346 people on the flights.
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told carriers that it could recertify the planes before the middle of the year if no new issues are discovered, according to a person familiar with the conversations.