A Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight Had Its Ups and Downs

In the nearly five months since the Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX, investigators have revealed a series of issues with the jet’s software and raised questions about how the planemaker and the regulator allowed it to take off in the first place. The timeline for returning the MAX to passenger service remains murky, but that doesn’t mean it can’t fly at all. Monday morning, a Boeing-owned 737 MAX 7 took off from King County International Airport-Boeing Field near Seattle, climbing to 24,000 feet as it headed west to the Pacific Ocean, then due south. Over the next

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