FAA chief Steve Dickson test flies the Boeing 737 MAX
Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson carries out a test flight on the Boeing 737 max.
The Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation Boeing 737 succeeding the 737NG. The aircraft flew commercially in 2019 however the MAX has been grounded for more than a year-and-a-half following two fatal crashes that took the lives of 346 people.
18-month grounding has cost Boeing at least $18 billion and has missed a series of target dates for getting approval for the plane to again carry passengers.
“At the end of the day I’m a pilot, It was important to me to experience first-hand the training and the handling of the aircraft so I could have the most complete understanding possible as we continue to move forward with this process.” - Steve Dickson
Boeing 737 MAX is carrying out official re-certification flights in order to get the airplane back in commercial operations.