The Federal Aviation Administration's emergency air worthiness directive orders inspections of older Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation planes that have been in storage because of reduced demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A Boeing 737 Max aircraft lands following a FAA re-certification flight on June 29, 2020 in Seattle, Wash. The 737 MAX has been grounded for commercial flights since March 2019 following two crashes.
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As passenger demand slumped because of the coronavirus pandemic, Delta parked dozens of unneeded jets at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama in May.
Airlines tired of largely empty flights because of coronavirus fears want to fill planes — and the federal government isn't stopping them — now that more travelers are venturing out.
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A Boeing 737 Max heads to a landing past grounded 737 Max aircraft at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday in Seattle. The jet took off from Boeing Field earlier in the day, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service.
Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.