January 15 (Xinhua) — American Airlines on Tuesday postponed the cancellation of boeing 737 Max-related flights until early June due to more uncertain re-flight dates for the Boeing 737 Max,media reported. Meanwhile, United does not expect the 737 Max to resume operations in early June. American Airlines is understood to have 24 737 Max and ordered 76 of the 76 models from Boeing before the suspension.
It’s worth noting that American Airlines isn’t the only airline affected by the Boeing 737 Max malfunction, after Southwest Airlines and United canceled a number of flights related to the aircraft.
On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET320 took off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport en route to Nairobi, Kenya, but lost contact and crashed just six minutes later, killing all 157 people on board, including 149 passengers and eight crew members. The crashed aircraft, a Boeing 737MAX-8, registered ET-AVJ, was delivered on November 15-17, 2018.
And this is no exception, after a Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft from Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed off the Indonesian island of Java, killing all 189 people on board.
Two fatal crashes and subsequent images put enormous pressure on Boeing, which suspended 737 Max in March 2019 after discovering that a problem with the Mobility Feature Enhancement System (MCAS) had led to two fatal accidents at El aegypti and Indonesia’s Lion Air. It has not yet resumed flight.