American Airlines has now canceled flights past Labor Day because of Boeing grounding

American Airlines now won't use its fleet of Boeing 737 Max planes any time this summer. The world's largest airline, which has 24 of the jets in its fleet, said it is canceling about 115 flights a day through September 3 as a result of the grounding.

Jun 11th, 2019
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NEW YORK - American Airlines now won't use its fleet of Boeing 737 Max planes any time this summer. The world's largest airline, which has 24 of the 737 Max jets in its fleet, said it is canceling about 115 flights a day through September 3 as a result of the grounding. It previously had canceled flights through August 19. The plane was grounded in mid-March after two fatal crashes, putting focus on a particular safety feature on the plane, reports Chris Isidore for CNN Business. Continue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

June 11, 2019-American isn't canceling every flight originally slated for their Boeing MAX jets. Like other carriers, American Airlines is flying its reserve aircraft, like its (non-MAX) 737 fleet. The 115 daily flights canceled past labor day represent approximately 2% of the mega-carrier's 6,800 daily itinerary, and has the largest number of MAX-related cancellations of domestic carriers.

"American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing ... will lead to re-certification of the aircraft soon," American said in its statement. "We are pleased with the progress to date."

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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