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American Airlines to extend ground term for Boeing 737 MAX until June 5

The air carrier expects information from several authorities, which would let this type of aircraft in the company's fleet resume flights
08:48, 8 April 2019

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American Airlines, one of the largest U.S. air carriers will extend the ground term for the use of Boeing 737 MAX until June 5. 

'American continues to await information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), other regulatory authorities and Boeing that would permit the 24 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in our fleet to resume flying. In an effort to provide more certainty and avoid last minute flight disruptions, American has extended cancellations through June 5. This will result in the cancellation of approximately 90 flights each day based on our current schedule. By proactively canceling these flights, we are able to provide better service to our customers with availability and rebooking options', reads the statement of the company.

Related: First six bodies found after Boeing 737 crash in Indonesia

In the FAQ section, the company explained that the decision will lead to cancelation of up to 90 flights daily. 

Earlier, Boeing Aircraft Corporation recommended the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft because of air crash in Ethiopia, as the company’s statement says.

The company supports the relevant decision of the management.

Related: Air companies massively ban use of Boeing 737 MAX 8, 9 due to recent crash in Ethiopia

The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine also postponed the flights of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Boeing 737 MAX 9 due to the crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

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