American 737 Max cancellations to top at least 2,700 flights

FlightGlobal | March 25, 2019

American 737 Max cancellations to top at least 2,700 flights
American Airlines has removed the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules through April, prompting the cancellation of thousands of flights. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier has pre-emptively cancelled roughly 90 flights a day through 24 April, totalling at least 2,700 flights, as a result of the grounding, it said on 24 March. The US Federal Aviation Administration grounded the 737 Max on 13 March, following two fatal crashes of models operated by Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air within five months of each other.American operates 24 737-8s and is scheduled to take delivery of another 16 aircraft this year. The US carrier's decision to only remove the 737 Max from schedules through April is more optimistic than other airlines. Air Canada, which also operates 24 737-8s, has removed the type from its schedules through 1 July.

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It is an initiative of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, bringing together the Heads of four industry organizations: the Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA). The IHLG is an informal group, which considers matters of global significance to international civil aviation that can be better addressed in a collaborative arrangement between States and the industry rather than working individually on such matters.

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It is an initiative of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, bringing together the Heads of four industry organizations: the Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA). The IHLG is an informal group, which considers matters of global significance to international civil aviation that can be better addressed in a collaborative arrangement between States and the industry rather than working individually on such matters.