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Thursday 22 August 2019

Airline extends cancellation of 737 Max flights to September

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An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Dean Gray

American Airlines has announced it will extend flight cancellations until September 3 for Boeing's embattled 737 Max, the passenger jet that has been out of commission for almost three months after its flight control software played a role in two deadly crashes.

The cancellations will affect about 115 flights a day, the airline said.

"American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 Max, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon," the airline's statement reads.

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