Jan 25, 2024

Boeing 737 Max 9 cleared to fly after mid-air incident

The FAA says it will not yet allow Boeing to expand production of its best-selling narrow body family of jets, which includes the 737 Max 9. United Airlines said it had received final approval from the FAA to complete the process of returning its fleet of 79 737 Max 9 planes to service. On 5 January a door plug on an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 blew off shortly after take-off, terrifying passengers, and forcing an emergency return to the Portland, Oregon airport. Bosses of both Alaska Airlines and United Airlines have expressed frustration with Boeing over the grounding of the 737 Max 9, which has caused major disruptions to their services. "The Max 9 grounding is probably the straw that broke the camel's back for us," he said, adding that "We're going to build a plan that doesn't have the [Boeing] Max 10 in it".

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