The US Federal Aviation Administration is clearing Boeing’s 737 Max for flight, after nearly two years the planes were grounded following crashes. Safety agency FAA safety agency announced that it is giving permission after a comprehensive and methodical 20-month review process.
Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. The crash happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea. A total of 346 passengers and crew members on both planes were killed.
However, the planes won’t return to the skies for a while. The FAA says it must approve pilot training changes for each US airline and airlines must perform required maintenance on the planes.