American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations through August

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through August 19

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through August 19

American Airlines is cancelling 115 flights a day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

The airline's CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom issued a statement saying it would cancel 115 flights daily through August 19, representing approximately 1.5 of the airlines' flying each day during the summer.

American operates an average of 85 flights per day on the Max 8 out of 6,700 departures throughout its system.

Boeing is working on proposed software updates that would prevent the repeated triggering of a system that can drive the plane's nose down.

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Last month, 737 Max aircraft were grounded worldwide following fatal crashes involving Ethiopian Airlines and Indonesia's Lion Air. But by extending cancellations through the summer, the airline can plan more reliably for the peak travel season, said Doug Parker, American's chairman and CEO, and Robert Isom, president, in a letter to employees Sunday.

American explained on its website that not all flights previously scheduled on a Max would be canceled, because the airline plans to substitute other aircraft for some flights. "We have been in continuous contact with the FAA, Department of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board, other regulatory authorities and are pleased with the progress so far". Investigators have concluded that an automatic anti-stalling feature known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System ― which can point the plane's nose automatically downward in certain rare but unsafe situations ― played a roll in both crashes.

Boeing has been developing a software upgrade for an anti-stall system under scrutiny in two recent crashes. USA safety regulators have to approve the fix and decide on new training for pilots.

In remarks on Thursday, Muilenburg said the company had completed 96 test flights totaling a little over 159 hours of flight time on 737 Max jets with the updated software.

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