Trump says Boeing should fix, then re-brand Max jets

Boeing 737 Max aircraft lands at the Southern California Logistics Airport in the high desert town of Victorville Calif

The airline's CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom issued a statement saying it would cancel 115 flights daily through August 19, representing approximately 1.5 of the airlines' flying each day during the summer.

In remarks on Thursday, Muilenburg said the company had completed 96 test flights totaling a little over 159 hours of flight time on 737 Max jets with the updated software.

Another 737 MAX 8 flown by Ethiopian Airlines crashed on March 19 in Ethiopia. The global fleet of 737 MAX planes has been barred from flying since mid-March.

A preliminary report says the aircraft nosedived several times before it hit the ground despite pilots "repeatedly" following the procedures set out by Boeing.

Boeing has identified a faulty sensor that is part of the Boeing 737 MAX's MCAS system.

Boeing has been developing a software upgrade for an anti-stall system under scrutiny in two recent crashes.

American Airlines announced on Sunday it would scrap some 115 flights per day in the coming months because its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is being grounded until August 19.


Boeing is expected to submit a software update to the FAA in the next few weeks for review and possibly approval.

United Continental, the third USA carrier with Max planes in its fleet, has not yet extended its Max-related cancellations.

So far airlines have said it is too soon to estimate the impact of the MAX grounding beyond the first quarter, but the extended cancellations signal that they do not expect a quick return of Boeing's fast-selling jetliner.

Southwest now has 34 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in their fleet, and has 246 more aircraft on order with Boeing.

American Airlines owns 24 MAX jets and is awaiting delivery of 16 more this year.

Normally U.S. airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season.

Low-priced carrier Southwest, which unlike its rivals only flies Boeing 737s, had estimated $150 million in lost revenue between February 20 and March 31 alone due to MAX cancellations and other factors. Some airlines are also weighing extending aircraft leases and bringing back idled planes, but with unclear MAX timing, no option is clear-cut or cheap, consultants said. "They can see it, but they can't meet it", said Mike Trevino, spokesman for Southwest Airlines Pilots Association and an aviation industry veteran. 2,800 of those canceled flights have been caused from the 737 MAX being out of service.

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