American Airlines canceled flights with Boeing 737 MAX until fall
On 9 June 2019, American Airlines came up with an update on scheduled flights with Boeing 737 MAX. From new information, American Airlines canceled flights with Boeing 737 MAX until September 3.
Initially, American had suspended all flights with 737 MAX until 19 August. But as a result of the new information, it seems to take longer until we review 737 MAX in flight.
Boeing 737 MAX stays ground until September
This shows that the 737 MAX aircraft problem is far from being resolved in the near future. After the software updates, but also after the reconfiguration of the MCAS (The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System), the 737 MAX model needs recertification.
Until recertification, all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (8 and 9 variants) are kept on the ground. Airlines incur huge losses for each day they cannot use these aircraft.
American Airlines owns 24 of 737 MAX aircraft
American Airlines owns 24 of 737 MAX aircraft. Every day, until September 3, American Airlines has to cancel 115 flights, which should have been operated with the 737 MAX aircraft fleet.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are working together with Boeing to make 737 MAX a safe aircraft. At the same time, let's hope that we will not write about tragic accidents involving 737 MAX aircraft.
Accidents with Boeing 737 MAX
We remind you that the 737 MAX planes have been recorded on the ground since March 13 2019. The decision was made after 2 fatal accidents involving 737 MAX aircraft. One took place in October 2018, and the second took place on 10 March 2019.
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AVJ) Boeing 737 MAX 8 MAX crashed shortly after takeoff. The plane operated the flight ET302, on the route Adis Ababa - Nairobi.
But the first Boeing 737 MAX crashed in the fall of 2018. A Boeing 737 MAX 8 Lion Air crashed into the sea, shortly after takeoff. Operate flight JT610.