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April 3, 2019-The Boeing 737 MAX planes have been grounded since March 13 in the United States after the second deadly crash in five months occurred. The Federal Aviation Administration has noted Boeing needs time to ensure any issues with the avionics software have been addressed, and then the FAA will perform a safety review. With no firm date on the horizon for certification, carriers, including Southwest, are trying to fill gaps caused by the grounding of the MAX aircraft. Southwest has 34 of the jets in its fleet, the most of any American carrier. Because of the uncertainty surrounding the Boeing aircraft returning to the skies, Southwest does not plan on returning the MAX 8 to service until at least June.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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