American Airlines confident Boeing 737 Max will be recertified soon

posted on 10th June 2019 by Justin Burns

American Airlines said it remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with union partners will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon.

In April, American extended cancellations for the Max through 19 August and is now extending those cancellations through to 3 September.

By extending the cancellations, the airline said customers and team members can more reliably plan their upcoming travel on American. In total, approximately 115 flights per day will be canceled through to 3 September.

The carrier said it has continuous contact with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other regulatory authorities, and is pleased with the progress to date.