TULSA, Oklahoma (Reuters) - American Airlines’ maintenance team is scrambling to complete safety changes to its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets ahead of a phased return to service, while deliveries of new jets are set to begin as early as this week.
FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, comes in for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York, U.S., March 12, 2019.
Combating that has been rather interesting,” said Erik Olund, managing director of base maintenance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the wing of a 737 MAX.
But as the aircraft returns during a pandemic that has crushed air travel demand and left questions over customers’ willingness to fly, American is planning a phased re-introduction to its commercial schedule.
It plans to take delivery of eight new 737 MAX jets from Boeing this month that would already have the FAA-mandated system upgrades, Seymour said.
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