American Airlines plans pilot training on Boeing 737 Max in November Description video: American Airlines is planning to start training its pilots on the still-grounded Boeing 737 Max this November, according to a company memo sent Monday. The jets were grounded worldwide […]
American Airlines plans pilot training on Boeing 737 Max in November
American Airlines is planning to start training its pilots on the still-grounded Boeing 737 Max this November, according to a company memo sent Monday. The jets were grounded worldwide in March 2019 after two crashes killed 346 people, prompting software and other changes on the aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration is going through some of the last steps that would allow the planes to fly again but hasn’t provided a specific timeline. The FAA last month issued the safety changes needed for the planes to fly again. Public comments on those changes are due Monday. An American Airlines spokesman said that the company hasn’t made any \”definitive plans\” on the Max an that the pilot training date can be adjusted based on regulators’ work.\”With the planned return to service for our B737 MAX aircraft in the near future, we will begin conducting B737 MAX Special Training for our B737 pilots,\” Ameya Kingaonkar, director of flight training planning and scheduling, said in a pilot memo, which was seen by CNBC. Kingaonkar said that the company expects to train all of its 737 pilots on the Max by the end of January. Southwest and United said they didn’t have any updates on potential 737 Max pilot training.\”We are awaiting the FAA’s guidance regarding the Max, and that guidance will drive our future timelines,\” a Southwest spokesman said. The 737 Max, while fuel-efficient, would return to air travel running at just a fraction of last year’s levels because of the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Transportation Security Administration screened 4.9 million people at U. S. airports, down about 5% from the previous week and nearly 70% lower than a year ago. Airline stocks were down sharply on Monday as concerns over further Covid-19 restrictions in Europe amid more outbreaks of the virus. In afternoon trading, American Airlines’ shares were down more than 7%, Delta was off 9% and United was down 8%, while the S\u0026P 500 was down 2.4%.\n\n\nAll data is taken from the source: http://cnbc.com\nArticle Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/21/american-airlines-plans-pilot-training-on-boeing-737-max-in-november.html\n\n\n#max #newspak #newstodayabc #newsworldfox #newstodayworld #newsworldnow #
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 fell sharply on Monday amid concerns over possible further Covid-19 restrictions in Europe amid new virus outbreaks.
American Airlines shares closed on Monday a decline of 7.4%, while Delta shed 9.2% and United fell 8.6%. Index S&P 500 ended yesterday with a 1.2% decline.