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It has been almost a year since the Federal Aviation Administration ungrounded the Boeing 737 MAX, and the recertified jet has already flown more than half a million hours.
Speaking alongside the release of Boeing’s Q3 results, the company’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, commented, “During the third quarter, we delivered 62 737s, the most since the first quarter of 2019. Since the FAA’s approval to return the 737 MAX to operations, we have delivered more than 195 737 MAX aircraft; and airlines have returned more than 200 previously grounded airplanes to service, safely flying more than 500,000 flight hours.”
Boeing revealed that by the end of September, over 206,000 MAX flights had been completed. According to Cirium, 40,717 flights are planned with the type during November. Twenty-three airlines had B737 MAX planned for more than 1,000 flights in the past year.