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Technology American Airlines to resume flying beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX jet in January

15:20  09 october  2019
15:20  09 october  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

American Airlines says it will resume flights with Boeing’s 737 Max jets in January

  American Airlines says it will resume flights with Boeing’s 737 Max jets in January Boeing is expected to submit its final certification package to the FAA later this year . Anticipating this, American says it expects to “slowly phase in the MAX for commercial service” starting January 16th, and will “increase flying on the aircraft throughout the month and into February.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The FAA ordered the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max jets after two deadly crashes in October 2018 and March 2019 that killed a total of 346 people.

This article lists the orders made by airlines and other buyers for the Boeing 737 MAX family of aircraft, which is currently being produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes

"French airline companies do not have Boeing 737 Max in their fleets. Nevertheless, given the circumstances of the accident in Ethiopia, the French In a statement, American Airlines expressed its condolences to the families of those killed, and said it would continue to monitor the investigation

American Airlines announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday that it will start flying the troubled Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Jan. 16.

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 are seen parked at Miami International Airport in this March 14, 2019 file photo in Miami.© Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE Grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 are seen parked at Miami International Airport in this March 14, 2019 file photo in Miami.

The airline said it expects the two software upgrades to be approved before the end of the year and it is notifying Wall Street on when it intends to fly the MAX again.

American Airlines is one of three U.S. carriers -- including United Airlines and Southwest -- ordered by federal regulators to ground all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following two crashes in October 2018 and March 2019, which killed a total of 346 people.

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes updates on 737 MAX operations. Read Boeing ’s official statements and learn more about the 737 MAX . The 737 MAX family is designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market. Every airplane will feature the new Boeing Sky

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Since the grounding of the Boeing MAX aircraft in March, U.S. commercial carriers have said they have gone to great lengths to minimize the impact on their passengers, pulling MAX flights from their schedules.

(MORE: Southwest pilots sue Boeing for $100 million over lost wages from 737 MAX)

Were mistakes made?

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has been working to get a better understanding of the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight, certification and delegation along with an investigation into Boeing's design and development of the 737 MAX.

When asked if Boeing made any mistakes, CEO Dennis Muilenburg has repeated that not having an "AoA Disagree Light" working on all MAX aircraft was a mistake.

American Airlines extends cancellations of 737 MAX flights

  American Airlines extends cancellations of 737 MAX flights American Airlines on Wednesday extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15, running contrary to the U.S. plane maker's promises that the grounded jets would be flying again before year's end.American Airlines on Wednesday extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15, running contrary to the U.S. plane maker's promises that the grounded jets would be flying again before year's end.

American Airlines is extending cancellations on the grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept. 3. The beleaguered plane still doesn't have government approval to fly following two fatal crashes. Boeing 's CEO Dennis Muilenburg last week said he expects the planes to be flying by the end of the

Boeing 737 s operated by Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. One of the airline ’s Boeing 737 Max jetliners crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport on Sunday, killing all 157 people aboard.CreditCreditBen Curtis/Associated Press.

In both crashes it appears that the angle-of-attack sensors sent bad data, misfiring the MCAS -- or Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System -- and the software fix will rely on both sensors for activation.

(MORE: New details emerge about the plane involved in Ethiopian, Lion Air crashes)

This is one of the outstanding questions: Wasn't it a mistake to use just one sensor, if the fix is using both?

On Oct. 30, Muilenburg will appear on the Hill and is expected to answer that question when he testifies on the airworthiness of the 737 MAX and the updates made to the MCAS software.

This will be his first appearance before lawmakers since the two fatal crashes.

Safety investigators issue recommendations to the FAA

Preliminary findings indicate that while the pilots of Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 fought to regain control of their aircraft -- making life-and-death decisions in a matter of minutes -- they were bombarded with cockpit alarms.

Boeing works to win over pilots ahead of 737 Max's return

  Boeing works to win over pilots ahead of 737 Max's return In a series of meetings around the globe over the next few weeks, Boeing Co. will try to convince a key audience that its 737 Max is safe: pilots who will fly the jetliners. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The sessions started Tuesday in Miami and will conclude in mid-October in Singapore. Pilots are also gathering in Shanghai, Istanbul and at Gatwick Airport outside of London for demonstrations of its revamped software for the Max and new training materials, Boeing spokeman Chaz Bickers said.

American Airlines 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 this year. We are in continuous contact with the Federal Aviation

Chinese airlines have been ordered to ground their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, after the modern jet suffered a second fatal crash in just five months Chinese carriers account for about 20 percent of the plane’s sales, with dozens of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets already in operation and many more scheduled

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 are seen parked at Miami International Airport in this March 14, 2019 file photo in Miami.© Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE Grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 are seen parked at Miami International Airport in this March 14, 2019 file photo in Miami.

The National Transportation Safety Board said those alarms and alerts were "undoubtedly confusing" and "probably" made a stressful situation worse. In response, they issued non-binding safety recommendations to the FAA.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said that the NTSB recommendations suggest that in designing and certifying the 737 MAX Boeing and the FAA, "may not have made realistic assumptions about how pilots respond to multiple simultaneous and potentially confusing warnings in emergency situations."

The path to certification

The FAA has been working with Boeing, international authorities, the aviation industry and a team of technical experts to return the Boeing 737 MAX to service.

In June, Boeing announced that they completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX, along with engineering test flights.

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Boeing then worked to address FAA requests for additional information on the system architecture, detailing how pilots interact with the airplane controls and displays in different flight scenarios.

Once the FAA completes their review and schedules test flights, Boeing will submit final certification documents.

Federal regulators have not yet set a date for certification flights, but in an interview with ABC News last month, the head of the FAA, Stephen Dickson, said that no U.S. commercial carrier will fly the Boeing 737 MAX until he is "completely assured" that it is safe to do so.

"I'm not going to certify this plane until I'm satisfied," he said.

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