Boeing’s most troubled aircraft hopes to be quickly re-certified and resume halted production in its largest overseas market.
Boeing’s 737 Max airliner is poised to return to Chinese skies for the first time in two and a half years, marking a possible upside in the two sides’ free-falling trade relations.
A new 737 Max test plane with redesigned controls and maneuvering systems departed Seattle early this week.
It was seen flying a short, predetermined route between Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport, its point of entry into China, and Zhoushan, the site of the American plane maker’s completion and delivery center.
However, Boeing will still need to navigate red tape and a regulatory labyrinth to re-certify the accident-prone plane in its largest overseas market.
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