The American airline American Airlines expects this year no longer with a recommissioning of after two crashes with take-off-banned occupied Boeing 737 Max. The company announced to take the machines until 16 January from the flight plan. Thus the airplanes fall out in the Christmas time marked by strong travel expenses. Previously, American Airlines had canceled flights of the machine type until 3 December. The two other major US carriers with 737-Max aircraft in their fleets, Southwest and United Airlines, are currently not planning to jets until January 5 and December 19, respectively.
The move was not surprising, as manufacturer Boeing has continued difficulties in re-registering the aircraft. Since March, the 737 Max can not take off almost anywhere in the world. Boeing must first fix the software issues that are considered a major cause of the machine's two crashes. In Indonesia and Ethiopia, 346 people died within a few months of the crashes before the aircraft was taken out of service. Back in the summer Boeing hoped for a readmission until the fall, but after Boeing's software update is still missing the release by the US Air Traffic Control Authority FAA.
The affected airlines are under pressure due to the start bans, many flights had to be canceled. Whether and when ordered 737 Max machines can be delivered is not known. Boeing, in particular, has been in trouble due to the crashes: The company has already covered more than four billion euros for any compensation payments. Recently, a pilot union has filed a lawsuit against Boeing. In the first nine months of this year, the aircraft deliveries collapsed by 47 percent compared to the same period last year, as shown by a Tuesday published statistics of the Group. Boeing sold 302 aircraft during this period, compared to 571 for its European competitor Airbus.