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El gráfico muestra la cronología del regreso al servicio del 737 MAX.


Empiezan a fluir los pedidos para el Boeing 737 MAX

By Duncan Mil

March 17, 2021 - Según informes, Boeing está por cerrar un trato de miles de millones de dólares con Southwest Airlines para su 737 MAX. Southwest es la 15ª operadora que devuelve a servicio activo de pasajeros al 737 MAX a nivel mundial.

Since November, a green light from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been a critical step towards resolving an almost two-year safety crisis linked to flawed cockpit software.

The MAX is making a slow but steady return to service worldwide, with around 100 aircraft now in active use by 15 airlines.

Considering that the MAX fleet globally peaked at 360 aircraft in service before being grounded in March 2019, there’s still some way to go.

In January 2021, Boeing agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion to settle a criminal probe with the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ had accused the company of concealing information about its MAX to the FAA, undermining the regulator’s ability to evaluate the plane’s safety.

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun and other Boeing executives have denied the company cut corners, but they admit that a series of mistakes led to the crashes.

The deferred prosecution agreement closes the DOJ’s roughly two-year probe and drops all charges after three years if there aren’t additional violations.

Boeing has sold 147 of the MAX jets since November, and the order from Southwest Airlines could add 130 MAX planes with an option on 170 other aircraft. Operators cancelled nearly 800 737 MAX orders since the plane was grounded.

PUBLISHED: 17/03/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Boeing