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15 Nov 2019 | 06:13 PM UTC

US: Major US airlines extend Boeing 737 groundings until March /update 2

United States of America News Alert

American, United, and Southwest airlines extend Boeing 737 groundings until March

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/5/2020, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION United States

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Event

United Airlines Holdings Inc. announced on Friday, November 15, that it would keep its Boeing 737 MAX fleet grounded until March 4, as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to conduct its regulatory review of the aircraft. The airline had previously expected the 737 MAX to return to service in January 2020. Other US airlines have also extended the groundings of their 737 MAX fleets, with American Airlines Group Inc. also canceling MAX flights through March 4, and Southwest Airlines Co. canceling MAX flights through March 5.

Context

Boeing and various international aviation authorities 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.

Advice

Individuals traveling with American, United, or Southwest airlines over the coming months are advised to confirm their flight reservations. 

 

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