Delays in 737 MAX certification flight may push off Boeing’s goal to win approval by midsummer

Grounded 737 MAX airplanes sit in a parking lot between East Marginal Way South and the Duwamish Waterway, across the street from Boeing Field in Seattle. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Grounded 737 MAX airplanes sit in a parking lot between East Marginal Way South and the Duwamish Waterway, across the street from Boeing Field in Seattle. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

The critical FAA certification flights on the updated Boeing 737 MAX are now unlikely to happen before late April. Boeing's publicly announced goal of winning FAA approval to fly the plane again by "midsummer" now looks tight and could slip further.

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