Sunday, 14 April 2019

American Airlines issue an update on the Boeing 737 Max situation - out till August 19th

American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom issued a joint update on the airlines 737 Max aircraft on Sunday, April 14th. It advised staff that the carrier has extended the period of cancellations for the 737 Max operations until August 19th!

The pair said the extension was based on the ongoing work it is undertaking with Boeing and the US regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration.  They said they were confident that the Max will be recertified prior to that date, but it was important to schedule the peak summer travel period without the troubled jet to provide confidence to its customers.

The airline says it will mean approximately 115 flights per day will be cancelled through August 19th, which is roughly 1.5% of American’s total flying each day this summer. 

"We remain confident that the impending software updates, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing for the MAX, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon. We have been in continuous contact with the FAA, Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), other regulatory authorities and are pleased with the progress so far." the pair said in the update.
Photo American Airlines

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