China’s Civil Aviation Administration on Thursday reissued the airworthiness license to the Boeing 737 MAX, which had been banned from flying in the Asian country since March 2019 following two accidents, Chinese media outlet Yicai reported.
However, the media outlet stressed that in order for the 737 MAX to return to China’s skies, “modifications to the aircraft” by the country’s airlines and “pilot training” are needed.
To date, 175 countries have relicensed the aircraft for airworthiness.
The U.S. firm’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, said last October that he was confident that Boeing 737 Max aircraft would be flying again by the end of this year in China, one of its most important markets.
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