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Technology Boeing 737 MAX flights to resume in January, American Airlines announces

16:30  09 october  2019
16:30  09 october  2019 Source:   wfaa.com

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.

New York (CNN) American Airlines announced Sunday it will extend cancellations of flights on the Boeing 737 Max through December 3. While the announcement leaves open the possibility that American will resume flights on the plane for the busy holiday season, it also underlines the duration

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Fort Worth-based American Airlines announced that the Boeing 737 MAX is expected to return to service on Jan. 16, 2020.

In a statement to WFAA, American said it “anticipates that the impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX will lead to recertification of the aircraft later this year and resumption of commercial service in January 2020. We are in continuous contact with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).”

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.

LEAP-1B engines.[48] Boeing suspended 737 MAX flights on May 4,[12] and resumed flights on May 12.[49]. During the certification process, the FAA Entry into service with launch operator Southwest Airlines was expected in January 2019,[84] but the airline deferred these orders until 2023–2024

American Airlines pulled the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules until mid- January , delaying its return longer than any U.S. airline , as the prolonged grounding of the Some flights that were not scheduled with the Max may be canceled because airline may opt to reassign those jets to higher-demand routes.

Beginning Jan. 16, American said it expects to slowly phase in the 737 MAX for commercial service and will increase flights on the aircraft throughout the month and into February.

But it is uncertain why the return to flight announcement came from a commercial airline rather than a regulatory agency like the FAA, which grounded the MAX, or even Boeing itself, which is responsible for the software fix that would make its aircraft safe to fly.

On Tuesday night, the FAA gave no indication that it had approved a date for the 737 MAX to return to the sky.

“The FAA is following a thorough process, not a prescribed timeline, for returning the Boeing 737 MAX to passenger service. The FAA will lift the aircraft’s prohibition order when it is deemed safe to do so. The FAA is continuing to evaluate Boeing’s software modification and is still developing necessary training requirements,” a spokesman emailed to WFAA.

American Air Pulls 737 Max From Schedule Through Early December

American Air Pulls 737 Max From Schedule Through Early December American Airlines Group Inc. is removing the Boeing Co. 737 Max from its schedule for another month, forcing the cancellation of 140 daily flights through Dec. 3, as the carrier awaits U.S. regulatory approval to operate the grounded plane. The airline “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 re-certification of the aircraft this year,” American said in a statement Sunday. American announced its decision two days after United Airlines Holdings Inc. pulled the Max from flight plans until Dec. 19.

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

American Airlines plans to have the 737 MAX flying to Medellin and St. Maarten in the 2nd half of 2019. This flight to St. Maarten is one of two daily flights . The other is operated using a Boeing 757. (and no, we also don’t know why the Boeing announces over 200 testflights with new Mcas.

Whenever the 737 MAX returns to service, Boeing and its airlines will likely have to convince a skeptical public that the plane is now safe.

Governments worldwide grounded the Boeing 737 MAX jets in March 2019 after two fatal crashes.

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The first happened on Oct. 29, 2018, when pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 lost control of their 737 MAX as they departed from Jakarta, Indonesia. The airliner, with 189 passengers and crew on board, crashed into the Java Sea 13 minutes after takeoff. No one survived.

Investigators discovered flight control problems – software on the aircraft pushed the nose of the plane down while pilots struggled to raise it. An investigation revealed a design flaw with an on-board software system called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System – or MCAS.

Boeing and the FAA sent advisories to airlines and pilots about the potential problem, but the danger was not fully realized until another deadly crash this spring.

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Brazilian airline Gol announced on Monday it was grounding its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, saying that they were doing everything possible to resume the grounded flights as soon as possible. And in January 2010, 82 passengers and eight crew died when EA flight 409 from Beirut to Addis Ababa

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On March 10, 2019, a 737 MAX operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed six minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In this disaster, 157 people died.

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Governments worldwide began banning MAXs from flying in their airspaces as uncertainty over their safety worried travelers and regulators. The Federal Aviation Administration finally grounded the aircraft in the United States days later.

On Tuesday, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said it was still reviewing changes that Boeing wanted to make to the software.

"EASA is still assessing the latest Flight Control Computer software - the work is ongoing and not completed yet," an agency spokeswoman said by email, according to the New York Times.

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American Airlines and Dallas-based Southwest Airlines operate the largest commercial fleets of the 737 MAX, with at least 58 aircraft between them.

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Southwest Airlines spokesperson Brian Parrish told WFAA via email Wednesday that the airline had already removed the MAX from its schedule through Jan. 5, 2020.

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

  American Airlines to resume flying beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX jet in January American Airlines announced in an Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that it will start flying the troubled Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Jan. 16. © 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 has decided to extend Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations through June 5 as the airline awaits further information from the FAA and For now, American Airlines said that the airline is proactively reaching out to customers impacted by the 737 MAX flight cancellations via phone and

Boeing has repeatedly said it hopes to resume flights in the fourth quarter, which began Oct. For decades, 737 models have used only one of the flight control computers for each flight , switching to Southwest Airlines Co is scheduling without the MAX until at least early January , pending regulatory

"Now, we continue to await further guidance from Boeing and the FAA regarding the MAX," he wrote.

On Monday, Southwest pilots sued Boeing claiming the grounding of the 737 MAX has cost them $100 million in lost income since the airline has had to cancel thousands of flights."

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