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Boeing now says it expects 737 MAX to resume commercial service in January

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Boeing Co said Monday it now expects its grounded 737 MAX to resume U.S. commercial service in January as it works to address questions from regulators over its documentation for revisions to the plane's software.

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Boeing Co BA.N said Monday it now expects its grounded 737 MAX to resume U.S. commercial service in January as it works to address questions from regulators over its documentation for revisions to the plane's software.

Boeing said it is possible that resumption of MAX deliveries to airline customers could begin in December and added it is working towards final validation of the updated training requirements "which must occur before the MAX returns to commercial service, and which we now expect to begin in January." American Airlines AAL.O and Southwest Airlines LUV.N said Friday they were pushing back the resumption of flights because of the 737 MAX grounding until early March.

(Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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