Thursday, 12 December 2019

American Airlines issues an update on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

The US mega-carrier, American Airlines has issued its latest update on the Boeing 737 Max.  It says based on the latest guidance from the manufacturer and the FAA, American anticipates that the resumption of scheduled commercial service on American’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will occur April 7, 2020. 

This date is obviously subject to change as it is tied to the aircraft being certified by the FAA.  If it is, American will run flights for American team members and invited guests only prior to April 7.

American expects to gradually phase in the 737 Max for commercial service and will increase flying on the aircraft throughout the month of April. Since American will gradually phase the MAX into its flying operations over the course of a month, there may continue to be changes to schedules.  The airline had removed the 737 Max from its schedules up until 4th March 2020, it will notify the affected customers shortly.   The airline is also still working out a change/refund policy for those passengers who are scheduled to fly on a 737 Max flight when it returns to service, but who do not wish to fly on the type.  Details will be released in the coming weeks. 

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