MIAMI – Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (G3) has today flown its Boeing 737 MAX 8, Reg. PR-XMC, from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Belo Horizone (CNF).
The successful Boeing 737 MAX 8, G31444 flight comes a week after American Airlines (AA) organized the first public appearance of the aircraft with the media on board after its ungrounding. The PR move was a way for AA to prove that the aircraft was safe after the 20-month ban.
The Return of the Boeing 737 MAX
The US lifted the ban on the Boeing 737 MAX last month, with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) outlining the details regarding the software, system, and training updates that airlines must adopt. AA, after the lifting of the ban, had said that at the end of 2020 would re-introduce the 737 MAX on daily flights on its Miami-New York route.
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, the only Boeing 737 MAX operator in Brazil, says the jet’s first flights are on routes to/from the airline’s hub in Sao Paulo. Today’s flight is the first of many for the aircraft and the airline.
Featured image: GOL Boeing 737MAX. Photo: Boeing