‘Boeing 737 MAX on track to fly again’NEW YORK: Boeing’s 737 MAX could be brought back into service gradually by government regulators but is still on track to be cleared to fly again in 2019, the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) said on Wednesday. The aircraft was grounded in mid-March following two deadly crashes but could return to the skies on a staggered schedule in different countries. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the company is still working through a number of questions with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other regulators but “all of that work supports our timeline for an early fourth quarter return to service.”Boeing’s shares rose 2.9 percent to $380.29 after Muilenburg’s remarks. The MAX crisis has crimped Boeing’s financial performance and ruined its reputation. Commercial plane deliveries fell more than 40 percent through August. The company is addressing questions from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which has expressed concerns about a malfunction of the “angle of attack” sensor which triggered an anti-stall system linked to the deadly crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines planes.“I wouldn’t see those as divisive,” Muilenburg said of the EASA queries. “I just think those are questions that… Read full this story
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