Alaska, United Airlines To Restart Grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 Planes As FAA Approves Inspection

Both airlines have different plans to restart flight services of these jets.

by Shreya Ghosh
Alaska, United Airlines To Restart Grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 Planes As FAA Approves Inspection

The entire aviation industry was shocked to read the news about Alaska Airlines’ mid-flight cabin panel blowout incident on a Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. It has been some time since the terribly scary incident occurred. Now, the Federal Aviation Administration provided approval for the inspection of the grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 planes. What are the current updates on these grounded flights? Read all about the inspection and the flight status here.

The Agency Grounded These Flights Back On January 6

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Following the horrifying Alaska Airlines cabin panel blowout incident, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded over 160 Max 9 jets. As mentioned earlier, the government agency has now nodded yes to the formal inspecting and maintenance process so that the grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft can soon restart operations. Mike Whitaker, the Federal Aviation Administration administrator, recently stated that the agency is confident to start with the inspection and maintenance phase.

The team participated in an exhaustive and enhanced review and took a few weeks to collect enough important information on this. The agency is not going to permit the expansion of Boeing 737 Max 9 or any max narrow-body jets, according to a report by The Guardian.

According to reports and news, looks like some airlines are planning to resume their flight services of this specific Boeing and jets. Which airlines aim to resume? Let’s check all the details here.

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What Are Alaska Airlines & United Airlines Planning To Do?

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Now that the Federal Aviation Administration approved the inspections, Alaska Airlines shared their plans to resume operation of the grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft. On Wednesday, the airline talked about the next steps to initiate services for the Max 9s after the necessary inspections. The airline will restart operating the plane when the plane meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration.

On the other hand, United Airlines has some plans as well. The airline mentioned about chances to restart Max 9 flights by Sunday, according to a post by The Washington Post. Alaska Airlines has 65 Boeing 737 Max 9 planes and United Airlines has 79.

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