U.S. airlines expect Boeing 737 MAX jets need up to 150 hours of work before flying again

Once regulators approve Boeing Co’s grounded 737 MAX jets for flight, each aircraft will likely require between 100 and 150 hours of preparation before flying, officials from the three U.S. airlines that operate the MAX told Reuters.

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CHICAGO - Once regulators approve Boeing Co’s grounded 737 MAX jets for flight, each aircraft will likely require between 100 and 150 hours of preparation before flying, officials from the three U.S. airlines that operate the MAX told Reuters. Continue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

May 24, 2019-Boeing has yet to formally submit its fix to its 787 MAX jets to the FAA as the summer travel season heats up for American air carriers. In this story by Reuters' Tracy Rucinski, the reporter got an estimated timetable for how long it would realistically take to take the aircraft out of storage and install the software fix. Regulators are still weighing whether or not pilots should test crash scenarios in a simulator which would add more time to getting the jets back in the sky. The trio of carriers have cancelled flights on MAX jets into August while they wait for official approval from the FAA to begin working on the aircraft.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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