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17 Jul 2019 | 12:21 PM UTC

US: American Airlines to extend Boeing 737 grounded until November

United States of America News Alert

New issues cause American Airlines to extend grounding of Boeing 737 MAX through November; more flights canceled

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/2/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION United States

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American Airlines announced on Sunday, July 14, that it would keep its Boeing 737 MAX fleet grounded until Saturday, November 2, after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it found a potential risk Boeing must address. The FAA predicts the new issue, revealed during simulation sessions, will require several months of work for Boeing to address the concern. This has caused American Airlines to extend the grounding period. The FAA originally expected the 737 MAX to return to service in July before the new issue was identified.

This extension will cause an estimated 115 flight cancellations per day.

Southwest Airlines recently released a similar announcement, canceling flights through October.


Boeing and various international aviation authorities have recommended the temporary suspension of all Model 737 MAX aircraft worldwide on Wednesday, March 13 after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday, March 10, which killed all 157 people onboard a Boeing Model 737 MAX 8. All Boeing Model 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide.


Individuals traveling with American Airlines over the next several months are advised to confirm their flight reservations.


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