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Training could delay return of 737 Max

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/08/20, 10:10 am

Boeing’s safety problems—and related costs—keep piling up as it tries to return the 737 Max jet to service. On Tuesday, the company recommended that pilots go through simulator training before flying the updated aircraft again. The day before, Boeing announced it discovered a wiring problem in the Max that could cause a short circuit.

Is the 737 Max grounded for good? Boeing still wants to return the planes to service, but it’s going to take longer to fix the wiring and train the pilots. Meanwhile, Boeing is paying airlines such as American millions of dollars to compensate for the flights they have had to cancel since the 737 Max was grounded.

Dig deeper: Problems with the plane came to light after two deadly plane crashes in 2018 and 2019. Read Onize Ohikere’s report in The Sift on the crashes and what caused them.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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