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Boeing Max Nears Milestone With Key Flight Targeted for June

  • Company notifying airlines of how to fix plane’s wiring
  • Plane grounded since 2019 moving toward recertification flight
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Boeing Co. is closing in on a key milestone toward returning its beleaguered 737 Max to the commercial market, targeting later this month for hosting U.S. regulators on a flight to test the jet’s upgraded systems.

The company separately is notifying airlines of an important fix to the grounded jetliner’s wiring, said two people familiar with the planning who asked not to be named discussing sensitive matters. A draft of revised pilot training for the plane, which has been parked around the world since March 2019 as a result of two fatal crashes that killed 346 people, is also being shared with airlines, the people said.