American Airlines again postponed the estimated date for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX
American Airlines again postponed the estimated date for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX

It is the fifth time that the US airline does so, while the manufacturer tries to solve the clock the defects that are believed caused two tragedies with 346 dead and resulted in a global flight ban for the model.
The American airline American Airlines will continue without using its fleet of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, whose operation has been banned after two similar accidents in less than six months, until November 3, two months more than planned, reported Sunday. company.

The measure will result in the cancellation of some 115 daily flights, the company said in a statement. He indicated that he "continues to trust" that the Boeing plane will receive recertification this year, but some airline executives have more and more doubts about the date when that would happen.

United Airlines had also announced on Friday that it would extend the cancellation of its flights with the 737 Max until November 3, a month longer than planned.
United has 14 Max planes in its fleet, while American has 24. Southwest Airlines, which owns 34 Max model aircraft, more than any other airline, is canceling about 150 daily flights.

Since March, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States ordered that all Maxs remain on the ground after two lethal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia with that model that left a total of 346 dead.
With its announcement on Sunday, it is the fifth time that American Airlines postpones the date to resume its flights with the 737 Max.

"American Airlines remains confident that the impending software updates on the Boeing 737 Max, along with the new training elements that Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will result in recertification of the aircraft this year," the airline said. .

In its announcement last month about additional cancellations, the airline said it was anticipating that recertification would be obtained "soon."
In a recent interview with the AP agency, Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines, said: "I anticipate it will take longer than people expect" for the Max to be certified and reused. He did not dare to predict a date.

Delta does not have Boeing 737 Max aircraft and has not had to deal with the cancellations of flights that other companies face. At the end of 2007 he considered the possibility of ordering the model, but opted to acquire 100 Airbus A321ceo aircraft, with the option to buy 100 more.
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