ZHOUSHAN, CHINABoeing’s 737 MAX completion and delivery center in Zhoushan, China is preparing to resume deliveries to the Chinese operators.

The Boeing 737 MAX jets intended for Chinese airlines are in production at Boeing's Renton facility in Seattle. "Once deliveries resume, Zhoushan is “spooled up… so we’ll be able to deliver both out of Renton Field and our Zhoushan facility. That’s our plan through the year,” Stan Deal, chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said during a press conference in Singapore.

His statement comes after Boeing chief executive Dave Calhoun’s recent comments that the company hopes to resume 737 MAX deliveries to China from the first quarter of this year.

The Civil Aviation Authority of China was one of the last major regulators to recertify the 737 MAX.

The Zhoushan completion and delivery center opened in late 2018 and delivered its first aircraft, a 7