Boeing’s 737 MAX planes set to return to the sky

After being grounded since March, American Airlines announced the return of Boeing 737 MAX planes to its fleet.
1:24 | 10/09/19

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Transcript for Boeing’s 737 MAX planes set to return to the sky
Michael. Breaking news about boeinging 737 max. The planes that have been grounded since March following those two deadly crashes overseas. Well, this morning American airlines announcing the jets will return to service early next year. David Kerley joins us from Reagan national airport with the latest. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. A significant step by American airlines saying it will start flying January 16th even though the government hasn't recertified the aircraft to fly again. How can the airline do it? Aamerican airline says it expects approval from the FAA on those two software fixes will come in sometime in December. In fact, sources are telling ABC news there is a growing consensus that the FAA will approve the max software fixes in the first two weeks of December. That gives you the 30 days that you get out to mid-january and American airlines' decision to fly again, of course, the max was grounded earlier this spring after a second crash was blamed on the misfiring of an anti-stall system which the pilots could not recover from. As far as American's announcement just moments ago, Boeing says it is continuing to work on return to service by the end of this year. The FAA says it is working on a process, not a time line or a deadline, but, robin, it sounds like this aircraft will be back in the air at least in the United States at least by It does appear that way, thank you.

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