737 MAX Return Starts New, Complex Phase

United Airlines Boeing 737-9
Handover of this Boeing 737-9 to United Airlines Dec. 8 kicked off what could be two years of stored-aircraft deliveries.
Credit: Joe Walker
After 638 days of unprecedented scrutiny, the Boeing 737 MAX program took its largest step yet on the journey back to normalcy on Dec. 9 when Brazilian carrier GOL operated Flight 4104 between Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre with 90% of its 186 seats filled and little fanfare. The low-cost carrier’s 737...

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