Southwest Airlines: Boeing 737 MAX grounded until February

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Southwest Airlines has revised the date of the commercial reintroduction of its 34 Boeing 737 MAX.

Southwest Airlines initially hoped to have resumed its flights with Boeing 737 MAX on January 6, 2020, but since the pace of recertification of the aircraft is still unclear, she chose to postpone the date to February 8, 2020. Even if the regulators hope that the MAX can revolve by the end of 2019, the airline will still need time to move its aircraft from storage to active use.




« Southwest Airlines continues to monitor Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) information on future 737 MAX software enhancements and training requirements. We remain confident that once certified by the FAA, the improvements will contribute to a safe operation of the MAX, « says the US low cost, which pushes a month to return to operation because of a » delivery schedule  » in service of MAX still uncertain « .

This week, it was United that announced that it had extended the grounding of its fourteen 737 MAX 9, from December 19, 2019, to January 6, 2020.

Read More: United Airlines: No more 737 MAX until January but flights operated with CRJ 550

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