United Airlines has announced that it will resume flying the B737 MAX commercially from February 2021.
The Chicago based carrier in a statement issued yesterday said that it plans to have the B737 MAX resume flights in February 2021.
The troubled plane, which has been out of service for the past 20 months, will begin flying for United from 11th February,2021 with flights originating from Denver and Houston which are two of the airline’s main hubs.
“Nothing is more important to United than the safety of our customers and employees. United’s MAX fleet won’t return to service until we have completed more than 1,000 hours of work on every aircraft, including FAA-mandated changes to the flight software, additional pilot training, multiple test flights, and meticulous technical analysis to ensure the planes are ready to fly.”, said a spokesperson from United according to FlightGlobal.
The move to resume B737 MAX flights comes after a decision by Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) in November to permit the aircraft to resume flying again after upgrading the aircraft software and the need for additional pilot training.
The American carrier also added that it would be fully transparent with its passengers and will rebook or refund money to any passenger who does not want to travel on the aircraft.
Recently, Brazilian carrier GOL became the 1st airline to resume B737 MAX flights.
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