Boeing 737 MAX Test Flights To China Likely: Aviation Safety or Geopolitics?

Nathan Coats from Seattle, WA, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
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LONDON - U.S media broke the story at the start of the weekend that Chinese aviation officials "have signaled they are open to conducting flight tests on Boeing's 737 MAX", which would reflect a huge step towards getting the aircraft back in the air (Johnsson & Levin, 2021). With the heightened trade tensions taking effect between the U.S and China, is this a question of aviation safety or geopolitics? "China is the last major regulator to persist with the ban on the 737 MAX", with it estimated to be months before the aircraft will actually be able to reach the skies of the country (Bailey, 2021). Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Of cours
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