That this is possible again is due to the fact that the American aviation authority FAA lifted the flight ban last month. The European counterpart EASA plans to do this in January.
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker already flew a test flight with the MAX on Tuesday. Additional sightseeing flights will be offered to employees in the coming days. Society wants to show the public that the device is safe.
American will return the type to service on regular commercial flights in late December.
Incidentally, there is more good news for the MAX: Based on discussions with insiders, the Reuters news agency reports that Ryanair is about to receive a large additional order. It can be officially announced this week.
The 45-minute flight path with journalists is Here (The link in the tweet no longer works properly).
American Airlines runs one # 737MAX Flight for media and other invited guests. This is the 737 MAX’s first flight with passengers of any kind since March 13, 2019. https://t.co/3CZ9ohW3cy pic.twitter.com/7S4T47fdMe
– Flightradar24 (@ flightradar24) December 2, 2020
And we’re in the air on the 737 MAX. We’ll be landing in Tulsa in the American Airlines maintenance hangar shortly. pic.twitter.com/ihk98660xE
– Grady Trimble (@Grady_Trimble) December 2, 2020
Doug Parker flew with us on Tuesday, but then in the opposite direction: