The Re-Certification of the 737 MAX

IFC:

I just watched a video posted by the FAA and its flight-test team re-certifying the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

It was only a 2 minute video to summarize the event however it did show takeoff as well as landing.

Watching the take off made me very excited. The MAX really seems to have power that you would bot expect on the 737. The test crew seemed very pleased with the aircraft upon landing.

As staff @SWVA and an A-List Preferred member @ Southwest IRL, this has me excited.

The mistakes Boeing made will hopefully not be made again by them or other manufacturers. Cutting corners or seemingly not indicating a major flight trim feature cost lives.

Looking forward to sitting down in a SWA Heart Livery B737 MAX. Really looking forward to see if IF introduces the aircraft as it makes it’s return. Most of all, I cannot wait to see your excitement and opinions here on IFC.

​Jack Wheeler
​Chief Operational Officer SWVA
​IPP

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That’s the one! Thank you!

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Can’t wait for this! A true competitor for the NEOs. (Because the 757 will always be unmatched imo). Crazy to think airlines can fly a longer range aircraft on low-demand routes soon!

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Awesome! Can’t wait to fly this bird! (yes, I mean as a pilot).

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Glad that those problems have been overcome! Can’t wait to fly this bird!

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That is one gorgeous aircraft. I think putting larger jets on any aircraft makes it look even better. Imagine a 757 max or a 767 max

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Great to hear things went well! Hoping to see the MAX fly again safely.

I got to fly on one prior to the groundings back in November 2018 with Southwest. Flight was completely normal as could be.

Hoping for a safe return to service!

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Not a huge boeing fan but it is good to see that progress is being made. Hopefully after the covid-19 mess blows over we can see the 737MAX flying passengers again in both the US and worldwide (EASA/others should take note and recertify it themselves in short order).

Boeing has lost trust in the public, it is now their job to gain it back. This is the first step.

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Personally I am very glad that this bird is returning back to our skies. Have flown on it before, and it was a great experience. However, Boeing’s hurry messed up the whole program and costed lives. I hope it comes back actually ready to fly.

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I would only fly on it if EASA and CAA do their own tests. FAA failed before. They can again

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After the 21st November the CAA is leaving easa so would be interesting to see if any work towards its certification to easa would be continued by the caa independent of them leaving easa.

Think that kinda makes sense

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I think the MAX has a lot of potential, and I’m excited for it to be in the air soon!

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I’m not looking forward to flying in this aircraft whatsoever. Firstly because of the awful interior, bathrooms that’d can’t even fit a toddler, and their heavy over-reliance on computer software to fly a plane. Now I’m glad the plane is not fly-by-wire controls, but everything else is basically a computer. It’s a computer with wings.

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Truly, truly exciting!

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Awesome! You will have to let us know!

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Couldn’t agree more.

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Thank you for the awesome picture and background!

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Completely agree that others should follow suite in re-certification.

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Airbus is way more reliant on computers and automation than any Boeing aircraft. That is the staple of Airbus’ selling points.

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