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Southwest Airlines Co.’s pilots don’t expect to see Boeing Co.’s 737 Max resume flights until February “at least,” given work still to be done in a process fraught with safety concerns and politics.

That’s well beyond the Jan. 6 date the carrier has set for the grounded plane to be back in its schedule. But ending a global flying ban, enacted in March after two fatal crashes, probably will be delayed by the “many official processes and events” that must take place among regulators globally, Jon Weaks, head of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, said Monday.

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