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American Airlines plans to start training for Boeing 737 Max pilots in November

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American Airlines Schedules Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Training Description video: American Airlines (AA) said it will start Pilot training for the Boeing 737 MAX in November, according to a report by Reuters. This comes as the Boeing 737 MAX family […]

American Airlines Schedules Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Training

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American Airlines (AA) said it will start Pilot training for the Boeing 737 MAX in November, according to a report by Reuters. This comes as the Boeing 737 MAX family of aircraft looms closer to being recertified.\n\nHowever, an AA said that while the airline has initiated the Pilot training scheduling process, it “can be cancelled if the MAX is not recertified.”\n\nLink to article: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/aa-schedules-boeing-737-max-pilot-training/\n\nVideo: Angel Acosta (@spottingbythebay)\nMedia: American Airlines, Boeing \nThumbnail: Luca Flores\n\nFollow Airways via Social Media:\nTwitter: https://twitter.com/AirwaysMagazine\nFacebook: https://facebook.com/AirwaysMagazine\nInstagram: https://instagram.com/AirwaysMagazine\nLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/airways-magazine\nWebsite: https://airwaysmag.com\n\n#airwaysmag

American Airlines plans to start training for Boeing 737 Max pilots in November

American Airlines plans to begin training its pilots on the still banned Boeing 737 Max this November.

The aircraft of this model were banned worldwide in March 2019 after two plane crashes that killed 346 people. Both accidents were caused by software errors and other technical errors of engineers.. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting final tests before returning the 737 Max to service, but it is not yet known exactly when this will happen.. The FAA issued safety advisories last month to get the controversial model back on track. Public comments on these changes are due next week.

An American Airlines spokesman said the company did not set any exact timeline for pilot training. The start can be postponed depending on the decision of the regulators.

«With the planned return of our 737 MAX aircraft to service in the near future, we will begin providing dedicated pilot training», – said Ameya Kingaonkar, Flight Training Planning Director.

He noted that the company expects to complete the training of all its pilots by the end of January..

In Southwest and United stated that they have no fresh news on the training of their flight personnel for the 737 Max.

«We’re awaiting FAA guidance. As soon as they enroll, we will begin to determine the timing of the training.», – said a Southwest spokesman.

Civil aviation continues to suffer from the effects of coronavirus. The Transportation Security Administration checked 4.9 million people at US airports last week, down about 5% from the previous week and nearly 70% less than a year ago..

Airline stocks plummeted Monday amid concerns over possible further Covid-19 restrictions in Europe amid new virus outbreaks.

American Airlines plans to start training for Boeing 737 Max pilots in November

American Airlines shares closed on Monday a decline of 7.4%, while Delta lost 9.2% and United fell 8.6%. Index S&P 500 ended yesterday with a 1.2% decline.