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

00:00  10 october  2019
00:00  10 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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 will resume flights with Boeing ’ s 737 Max jets in January 2020. In a statement posted online on October 9th, the airline says it expects software updates to result in the beleaguered jet ’s recertification by federal aviation authorities “later this year.” Boeing is expected to submit its

American Airlines announced Wednesday that it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its flight schedule until mid- January , an acknowledgment that the Even once the plane is flying again, it will take some time for the airlines to increase the capacity that they lost due to the grounding of the jets .

American Airlines will resume flights with Boeing’s 737 Max jets in January 2020. In a statement posted online on October 9th, the airline says it expects software updates to result in the beleaguered jet’s recertification by federal aviation authorities “later this year.”

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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.”

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. Both crashes have been linked to a piece of software that Boeing had installed on the 737 Max known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS.

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American Airlines said last week it will keep Boeing ’ s 737 MAX aircraft off its schedules until next March. The company previously said it would resume the flights by January , cancelling around 140 flights each day in the meantime. To demonstrate the safety of the aircraft to future passengers

American Airlines , an exclusive Boeing customer for more than a decade, was ready to place an order for hundreds of new, fuel-efficient jets The chief executive of American called Boeing ’ s leader, W. James McNerney Jr., to say a deal was close. If Boeing wanted the business, it would need to

The grounding of the 737 Max put enormous strain on airlines

The software helped the plane compensate for the design of the aircraft. But in the event of a damaged sensor, the system would push the plane’s nose down, thinking that the vehicle was in a stall, and would ultimately put it into a dive. Critically, pilots weren’t properly trained on the system, and didn’t know how to correct for the problems it could cause.

The move put enormous strain on airlines, which struggled to shift the planes out of service while minimizing the impact on customers. In an SEC filing, American Airlines says its fleet currently includes 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft with an additional 76 aircraft on order.

The ongoing investigation into the two crashes has led to a cascading set of cancellation announcements from all the major carriers. American had canceled flights through September 3rd, but after the FAA discovered a new problem with the aircraft’s flight computer, it opted to push the aircraft’s return to service until later in the fall.

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American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations through Dec. New York (CNN) American Airlines announced Sunday it will extend cancellations of flights on the Boeing 737 Max through December 3. American said customers on canceled flights can be rebooked or receive a refund.

United Airlines joined American and Southwest in taking the Boeing 737 Max out of its schedules until January as the prolonged grounding from two The Chicago-based manufacturer has said it expects to gain approval in the fourth quarter, but aviation officials haven't said when they expect to allow the

American says that the removal of the aircraft means that it will have to cancel around 115 flights each day, and has said that it cost the company upward of $185 million during its second quarter of 2019. The company says it will provide an update to the full year impact of the grounding on the third quarter earnings call.

A flight attendants union issued a statement calling on American and other carriers to prioritize safety. “It will be imperative that my members are assured of the complete safety of this aircraft before taking it back up in the air,” said Lori Bassani, national president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents 28,000 flight attendants at American Airlines. “Our airline crews and passengers deserve to have the highest level of assurances prior to re-entry into the air space. Our lives and passengers’ lives depend on it and our lives are not for sale.

American Airlines flight attendants have literally begged not to work on the Boeing 737 Max when it returns, union boss says .
Lori Bassani heads the union for 28,000 American Airlines flight attendants, and she warned of genuine fear among staff over returning to the 737 Max."I will tell you that I hear from flight attendants every day, and they're begging me not to make them go back up in that plane," Lori Bassani, the president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, said, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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