FAA clears the Boeing 737 MAX for return to passenger service

Mothballed 737 MAX airplanes are seen next to the Boeing 737 factory at Renton Municipal Airport on Monday. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Mothballed 737 MAX airplanes are seen next to the Boeing 737 factory at Renton Municipal Airport on Monday. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

The long-delayed approval means the MAX is on track to fly passengers again in the United States before year end. Jet deliveries can resume and production in Renton will begin to ramp up.

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