Southwest Extends Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations Through Sept. 2 | 3/26/2019 | Staff
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it was extending the removal of Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft from its flying schedule through Sept. 2, after the plane was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes.

Southwest, the largest global operator of the MAX with 34 jets, had previously said it was cancelling flights through Aug. 5. The revision is in line with American Airlines Group Inc’s recent decision to extend MAX cancellations through Sept. 3, from Aug. 19 previously.

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Airlines worldwide are awaiting regulatory approval for a software fix and pilot training updates by Boeing that would pave the way for the jets to fly again after two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia triggered a worldwide grounding.

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it did not have a specific timetable for allowing the MAX to resume flying.

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Boeing has not yet conducted a certification test flight that is required before it can submit the software fix and training upgrade for approval, but has been discussing proposed changes with airlines...
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