The Texas based airline American Airlines announced Sunday (June 9) that it plans to extend its Max 8 flight cancellations through September 3rd from the earlier announced time frame of August 19th. American Airlines owns 24 grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in its fleet and has extended the flight cancellations in order to ensure that its customers can plan their upcoming scheduled trips without any difficulty.
It may be recalled that the US FAA has grounded the Max 8 flights since mid March after two fatal crashes of the Max 8 model involving Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines killing almost 346 people.
The US airline, American Airlines is hoping positively that the currently grounded Max 8 model will get recertified by the US FAA as fit for air travel very soon and also is confident about Boeing’s software fix for the technical problem of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes and the pilot training programs designed by the plane-maker in coordination with the AA’s union partners, reports cgtn.com.
According to cgtn.com American Airlines is still awaiting information from the regulatory authorities such as US FAA, Department of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board and Boeing about the re-certification of the Max 8 planes.