American Airlines has removed the Boeing 737 Max from schedules through September, as questions over when the jet will return to service continue to swirl.
The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier has cancelled all flights operated by its fleet of 24 737 Max 8 aircraft through 3 September, it says today. It will cancel roughly 115 flights a day as a result.
“American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 Max, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon,” the airline says in a statement, adding that they are “pleased with the progress to date”.
American previously expected the 737 Max to resume flying by 19 August.
Boeing has completed a software update for the Max, however, global regulators still need to review and test it before they will be willing to re-certify the aircraft…