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Boeing 737 Max Heads to China for Key Test to End Flight Ban

  • FAA, Boeing officials are on the ground in China to assist
  • Company is working to certify jet worldwide by year-end
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Boeing's Newest 737 Max Takes First Test Flight
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A Boeing Co. 737 Max jet is on its way to China to conduct a flight test for regulators, people familiar with the matter said, a step toward lifting the plane’s more than two-year grounding in the country following two fatal crashes.

The 737-7 took off from Seattle’s Boeing Field at around 8 a.m. local time, bound for John Rodgers Field outside Honolulu, according to FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking site. Boeing declined to comment on the flight or activity in China.