Boeing’s 737 Max will fly in the Indian skies very soon. One of the top airlines in the country, SpiceJet, is all set to resume the aircraft from October 5, 2021. It will be coming back into business after two and a half years. SpiceJet is already retraining its pilots to fly the aircraft. The 737 Max from Boeing was banned from flying by multiple countries which including India. It was banned because of the issues in the aircraft that had resulted in two crashes. After years of rework on the aircraft and testing it again, Boeing has gained a little trust for the 737 Max, and some regulators are slowly allowing the aircraft to fly again.
SpiceJet Pilots Will Finish Retraining on Boeing 737 Max by September 30
The pilots of SpiceJet will finish their retraining program of the Boeing 737 Max by September 30, 2021. A senior airline executive told ET Bureau that, “the first batch of 20 SpiceJet pilots are doing their training now and will complete it by 30 September 2021. The training was held at the SpiceJet Training Academy in Gurgaon and at the Boeing Simulator facility in Noida in Uttar Pradesh.”
The executive has further confirmed that even more pilots will be joining the training program in the coming weeks. It is worth noting that SpiceJet had more than 350 qualified and trained pilots flying the 737 Max before the aircraft was banned. Now, since there was a long break, the pilots will be entering the retraining phase.
The retraining program will go on with the help of a full flight simulator set by Boeing for the 737 Max in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Further, there is also a MAX Fixed Base Simulator present at the SpiceJet Training Academy.
It was really unfortunate to see two Boeing 737 Max going down in a very short time frame killing hundreds of people. Hopefully, this time, the airlines and the aircraft manufacturers have sorted everything.