The Boeing 737 MAX is Cleared for Takeoff: What Have we Learned?

Boeing 737 MAX Recertification Means it’s Ready to Fly

In the midst of the gloom that has settled over the airline industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boeing is experiencing perhaps its best news of 2020: the Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded worldwide for almost two years after two horrifying crashes in 2018 and 2019, has been cleared to fly worldwide. On the heels of this news, orders for the 737 MAX have begun coming in, with Irish budget airline Ryanair ordering 210 aircraft as part of its plan to expand its services across Europe.


What Caused the 737 MAX Air Disasters?


The story of the design flaws that led to the crashes is well known. When Boeing’s competitor Airbus announced an upgraded version of its A320 to compete with Boeing’s 737, Boeing decided to upgrade the 737. To get this done as quickly as possible, Boeing rushed through a series of redesigns, among them … Read more...