American Airlines extends cancellations through to 2 November

posted on 15th July 2019 by Justin Burns
American Airlines extends cancellations through to 2 November

American Airlines has extended flight cancellations through to 2 November as it continues to regig its fleet after the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The airline said approximately 115 flights per day will be cancelled. It grounded use of its 24 Max 8 aircraft in March along with other airline around the globe after two fatal crashes of the aircraft model.

However, American 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 this year.

The carrier added it was in continuous contact with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other regulatory authorities.