American Airlines has announced that it is extending cancellations for the its Boeing 737 MAX fleet through November 2nd. “In total, approximately 115 flights per day will be cancelled through Nov. 2,” the airline says.
Not all flights that were previously scheduled on a MAX will be cancelled and the airline plans to substitute other aircraft types to minimise the disruption to its fleet schedules.
The U.S. carrier is waiting for software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with the airline’s union partners.
The completion of these tasks is expected to be completed and lead to recertification of the aircraft this year.
American Airlines grounded all 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in its fleet, following the March 13, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision to ground all U.S.-registered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, including the 8 and 9 variants, as a precautionary measure.
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