American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max grounding until September

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 10, 2019 10:35

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max grounding until September

American Airlines has announced it will extend the grounding of its Boeing Max 737 fleet.

In April, American extended cancellations for the Max through Aug 19. However, the airline has now stated it will extend those cancellations through Sept 3.

In total, approximately 115 flights per day will be cancelled through Sept 3.

In a statement, American said that it “remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 Max, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon.”

The airline continued: “We have been in continuous contact with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other regulatory authorities, and we are pleased with the progress to date.”

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 10, 2019 10:35