© Reuters. File photo of an aerial view of aircraft 737 Max aircraft parked at Boeing Field in Seattle
By Eric M. Johnson and David Shepardson
SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, 29 jun (Reuters) – Boeing (NYSE:) Co launched on Monday a series of flight tests of its redesigned 737 MAX with regulators at controls, looking to get the approval that will allow him to return to take off to rebuild his reputation after a crash that left their aircraft on the ground in all the world.
Pilots from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing landed at around 14.15 local time to the International Airport King County, also known as Boeing Field, after a Round trip to Washington that included a test of the system of high-speed and other maneuvers for about three hours.
Reuters was first to report that the expected test cycle for certification of the model 737 MAX aircraft would begin on Monday and extend for three days, marking a pivotal moment in the worst crisis in the history of the company generated by two accidents that left 346 dead in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
Shares of Boeing climbed 14.4% to 194,49 dollars and pushed the Industrial Average .
Once the completion of the flight, the FAA must analyze a large amount of data, and approve new procedures for the training of pilots, among other fixes, and probably would not give the green light for the airplanes flying again until September, sources said the industry and government.
If that happens, the plane is on track to resume service in the united States before the end of 2020, although the process has been plagued by delays for more than a year.
Boeing does not publicised take-off of the Monday, saying that the FAA was leading the test process. The sense of routine of Boeing Field illustrated a change in the communications strategy of the law firm since last year when it tightened its relationship with the federal agency issuing public statements predicting the timetable for the return of the aircraft.
The crisis will cost the firm billions of dollars, reduced production and hindered its supply chain, with criminal investigations, and Congress is still in the course.
Boeing fired him in December to president and ceo Dennis Muilenburg after the scrutiny on the design and development of the aircraft empañara their reputation with the airlines and regulators.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle, David Shepardson in Washington, Tracy Rucinski in Chicago and Tim Hepher in Paris, Edited in Spanish by Manuel Farías)
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