American Airlines cancels 737 MAX flights through September 3

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 14, 2019

On March 10, an Ethiopian Airlines' flight ET302 en route Nairobi from Addis Ababa, crashed six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 persons on board.

"We would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused", the airline said.

"We are encouraged by the reported progress and proposed path forward for returning the aircraft to service, and we remain confident that, once certified by the FAA, the enhancements will support the safe operation of the MAX", Southwest said.

Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy said he regretted the grounding of Norwegian's aircraft.

Executives and other staff will join American pilots on flights as soon as regulators certify that the Max is cleared for travel, and before September 4, which is the earliest date commercial trips will resume, American Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said at the carrier's annual shareholder meeting Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the 11th of June 2019, the world's No. 1 low-priced aircraft carrier maker, US-based Boeing Co. said that its deliveries had faltered by 56 percent on May on a year-on-year basis, while its best-selling Max 737 remained grounded following a fatal air crash on March 10th.

A battered aviation industry is awaiting regulatory approval for a software fix and pilot training updates by Boeing that would pave the way for the troubled jet to fly again following two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia within five months. Bahrami was reluctant to provide a timeline, but asked whether the plane would resume service this year or next, he said remarks by Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg projecting a return by the end of 2019 sounded correct.

Boeing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The company also faces the prospect of continued financial fallout from the 737 Max. The company made $22.9 billion (R336 billion) in revenue during the quarter, a 2% decrease from the first quarter in 2018, and $2 billion (R29 billion) in adjusted profits, a 21% decrease from the first quarter in 2018.

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