China News Service, October 19, according to "Central News Agency" report, American Airlines said on the 18th that it plans to go back to the Boeing 737 Max jetliner before the end of 2020 at the earliest.
However, American Airlines said that the final return date of the 737Max aircraft will depend on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s schedule for issuing certification.
Data map: On June 29, local time, in Seattle, Washington, USA, a Boeing 737 MAX plane landed after a test flight at Boeing Airport.
According to reports, American Airlines said that after the Boeing 737 Max jetliner was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, it is expected to gradually return the 737 Max from December 29, 2020 to January 4, 2021.
By then, the 737 Max will travel between Miami and New York at a daily frequency.
American Airlines expects to accept reservations on October 24, 2020.
The American Airlines statement stated: "During the certification process of the (737Max aircraft), we will continue to keep in touch with the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing. We will continue to update the plan based on the aircraft certification schedule." After this type of aircraft, the relevant customers will be informed that their flight is a 737 Max airliner.
On the 18th, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States reiterated in a statement that there is no timetable for approving the 737 Max's go-around. “The ban will only be lifted if the Federal Aviation Administration safety experts determine that this aircraft meets the certification standards.” .
On October 16, Patrick, the executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, said that Boeing’s changes to the aircraft were satisfactory and added that the model is expected to return to the EU before the end of 2020.
In October 2018, Indonesian Lion Air flight JT610 crashed about 12 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board.
Less than half a year later, in March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed about 6 minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board.
After two air crashes, Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft were grounded globally.
Previously, aviation safety officials investigating the two air crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines have confirmed that the automatic control system on the plane named MCAS was a factor in the two crashes.
Boeing has also made changes and upgrades to the aircraft software of this model to ensure flight safety.