737 MAX FLIGHTS TAKE OFF AGAIN
Boeing's 737 MAX resumed passenger flights in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after a 20-month safety ban was lifted last month. American Airlines Flight 718 landed at New York's Laguardia Airport at around 1:08 p.m. after departing Miami about two-and-ahalf hours earlier. A CNBC reporter said the wife of the flight captain and the first officer's mother were both on-board the almost 1,900-kilometre flight. American and plane maker Boeing have sought to reassure the public over the plane's safety after it was cleared by U.S. regulators in November. “This aircraft is ready to go,” American President Robert Isom, pictured, said at a media briefing in Miami. The airline is confident in the safety of the 737 MAX, he added. Transport Canada has approved design changes to the aircraft to allow pilot training flights.