American Airlines delays Boeing 737 MAX pilot training

09/10/2020

American Airlines has delayed plans to begin scheduling Boeing 737 MAX training for its pilots in November, the Allied Pilots Association said.

Boeing is seeking approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a series of changes to the 737 MAX following two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 that triggered the aircraft’s global grounding. The FAA has also yet to determine new pilot training requirements for the jet.

Attempting to start MAX training for pilots in November seemed “a bit premature,” as we said recently, said Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, which represents American Airlines’ pilots.

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