Boeing: 737 MAX back in the air at the end of the summer
The first flights of the Boeing 737 MAX may take place towards the end of the summer. Boeing boss Dennis Muilenburg said that during a forum in Aspen. He also said that negotiations are ongoing with companies about compensation for damage suffered.
Earlier this year the 737 MAX aircraft were grounded worldwide, after two fatal accidents in a short time. Boeing has been working since then, in consultation with safety authorities, on an update of the devices.
According to Muilenburg, the first 737 MAX could be launched again a few weeks after the device was re-certified. According to Boeing, it is necessary to raise the bar for pilots’ flight skills.
Muilenburg spoke about the future of aviation. He expects that the global aircraft fleet will have doubled in twenty years. In addition, 1.5 million pilots and aviation technicians will be needed. Boeing works together with partners on training courses for staff.