Brazil's Gol will be first to fly the 737 Max

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Gol will return the 737 Max to service on Wednesday. It expects to have all seven of its jets back in the air by the end of December.
Gol will return the 737 Max to service on Wednesday. It expects to have all seven of its jets back in the air by the end of December. Photo Credit: Gol Airlines

Brazil's Gol will resume passenger service on 737 Max aircraft Wednesday, making it the first airline in the world to do so.

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The carrier said the first flights will be on routes from Gol's hub in Sao Paulo. By the end of the month, Gol intends to have all seven of its Max aircraft back in the sky.

Brazil's safety regulator, ANAC, cleared the Max for flying on Nov. 25, one week after the FAA ungrounded the aircraft.

Gol said it has conducted Max simulator training for 140 of its pilots in adherence to the ANAC and FAA ungrounding orders.

"The company also completed a rigorous series of technical flights, which exceeded the requirements set out by aviation regulatory agencies," it said.

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Gol, an all-737 operator, has an additional 95 737 Max aircraft on order between 2022 and 2032.

American Airlines will be the first carrier to return the Max to U.S. skies. Max service on American between Miami and New York LaGuardia is slated to begin Dec. 29.

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