Hi, you all probably know that the 737 max is grounded due to 2 crashes within 4 months. Now all American bases airlines are giving timelines in which they are going to return as listed below.
- In April, Southwest and American Airlines estimated that groundings could continue until August 2019.
- At that stage United Airlines expected its 737 MAXs to remain grounded until July.
- Air Canada, which also initially descheduled its 737 MAXs until July, pushed their return to August 2019.
- On May 24, United extended scheduled cancellations until August 2019.
- At the end of May, the International Air Transport Association expected flights to resume in mid-August.
- Emirates chief Sheikh Ahmed gave the furthest projection that pushed the expected date to December 2019, for flydubai’s 737 MAX operations, he said, due to a lack of regulator coordination.
- American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines all extended their cancellations to September 2 or 3.
- Southwest and United removed the MAX from their schedules for another month, until October 2.
- United, American, and Southwest Airlines further extended their cancellations until the beginning of November. United Airlines announced that it was purchasing 19 used 737-700s for delivery from December; the airline’s fleet plan for this timeframe had previously targeted 30 MAXs by the end of 2019 and a further 28 in 2020.
- Southwest Airlines pulled the planes from its schedule until January 5, 2020 as well as ceasing all operations at Newark airport. Air Canada extended its cancellations until January 8, 2020, cutting its overall capacity, and noted that it could take up to a year to return its 737 MAX fleet to full service.
- In August 2019, American Airlines added some 737 MAX routes to its schedule for November and December 2019, in anticipation of the aircraft being returned to service.
WHY ADD THIS AIRCRAFT
The Boeing 737 max program was established when Airbus released their A320 NEO program which caused Boeing to launch a program to have a aircraft with great fuel efficiency.
Let’s add this plane to IF I will provide much more details in a edit later but I have to run now let’s start voting