Southwest Won’t Fly The Boeing 737 MAX Until At Least August

Clay Curtis
April 15, 2019

The president said he would add some additional features to the jet model in order to help the crisis-hit manufacturer.

President Trump offered some (probably unsolicited) advice to aviation giant Boeing on how to tackle the problems with its Boeing 737 MAX model after worldwide grounding.

A total of 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers were killed. Boeing is, therefore, going to either have to convince people to fly the 737 Max or build a replacement.

American Airlines had lowered one of its first quarter indicators in light of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes being grounded, along with the partial U.S. government shutdown and technical challenges.

The airplane company extended flight cancellations through August 19 because the jets remain grounded, according to a report from CNBC. "But again, what the hell do I know?"

The pilots are said to have tried to manually bring the nose of the plane back up before restoring power but they were unable to regain control - ultimately resulting in the plane crashing to the ground.

American said it remains "confident" that software updates and new training for the Boeing planes "will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon".

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Boeing has identified a faulty sensor that is part of the Boeing 737 MAX's MCAS system.

The announcement made American the second major carrier to cancel Max flights through the busy summer season.

The grounding of Boeing Co's fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into USA airlines' Northern Hemisphere spring and summer schedules, threatening to disarm them in their seasonal war for profits.

FAA officials have also convened a joint review with aviation regulators from other countries, while federal prosecutors, the U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general's office and a blue-ribbon panel are reviewing the plane's certification.

Southwest's decision will lead to 160 cancellations of some 4,200 daily flights between June 8 and August 5, while American's removal through August 19 means about 115 daily cancellations, or 1.5 percent of its summer flying schedule each day.

Numerous families of the 346 victims of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 have filed multiple lawsuits against Boeing.

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