Almost five hundred test flights have been made with the Boeing 737 MAX with a software update, says CEO Dennis Muilenburg. CNBC writes that. The company still hopes the planes will be able to fly again in the fourth quarter, the CEO said during an interview at a conference in Chicago.
Muilenburg himself was also on board two of the test flights, he said. According to him, Boeing staff would be "excited" to do the same.
With the many tests, the aircraft manufacturer hopes to regain public confidence after the two deadly flights that have kept the aircraft type on the ground since March. 346 people died in the crashes.
Boeing suffered a record loss of $ 2.9 billion (nearly $ 2.6 billion) in the second quarter, largely due to the 737 MAX being held to the ground.