A massive pre-flight inventory of the Boeing 737 MAX began after aviation regulators last week lifted a 20-month ban on the liner's flights to the USA. The 737 MAX is an updated version of the Boeing Jet Passenger Airliner that was put into service in the 1960s. In the United States, commercial flights of the liner are due to resume on 29 December.
Almost 700 workers will have to check the liners in Washington State within a few weeks, Reuters reports. The inventory includes 450 airliners, which are on the balance sheet of Boeing Corporation itself, and 387 aircraft owned by US airlines. The 737 MAX aircraft are arriving to maintain and update flight management software and systems, as prescribed by the regulatory body, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to specialists, it will take approximately two weeks for each aircraft to be prepared for flight, taking into account maintenance and software updates.
Earlier, the agency said that Boeing had to meet a number of conditions before it could start transporting passengers. The planes will have to be modified by making additional changes to their design, and the pilots will have to undergo additional training. It will be mandatory to have a simulator session before each flight supervised by the regulator.
At the end of last week it became known that Europe is going to lift the ban on flights in the Old World of the Boeing 737 MAX in January. Last week it became known that Europe was going to lift the ban on flights in the Old World in January. flights of this modification were stopped after two fatal disasters: the crash of the 737 MAX in Indonesia and Ethiopia at five-month intervals in 2018 and 2019 killed 346 people, which caused a series of investigations, weakened the leadership of the u.s. in world aviation, costing about 20 billion dollars for Boeing and serious image losses. The company, which calls itself the largest exporter of the United States, was forced to wind down a package of orders to supply around one thousand 737 MAX to world airlines.