American Airlines Planning Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Training

American Airlines have stated that they plan to start training pilots for the Boeing 737 MAX in November, hoping that the aircraft returns to full service in the near future.

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American Airlines planning for Boeing 737 MAX pilot training. ©American Airlines

However, the Boeing 737 MAX is still being reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) along with other civil aviation authorities  and other airlines from around the world.

What has American Airlines Said?

Arah Jantz, American Airlines spokeswoman said:

“We have not made any definitive plans regarding the MAX. We have initiated the pilot training scheduling process, which can be canceled if the MAX is not re certified. We remain in contact with the FAA and Boeing on the re certification process.”

American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jets have been parked in Tulsa for long-term storage since it was grounded in March 2019 following two fatal crashes.

The Director of Flight Training & Planning & Scheduling said:

“With the planned return to service for our B737 MAX aircraft in the near future, we will begin conducting B737 MAX Special Training for our B737 pilots.”

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The airline expects to complete training by the end of January | (C) Tomás Del Coro

American expects to train all of its 737 pilots on the 737Max by the end of January if all goes to plan.

Currently, the updated training proposals are being reviewed by the FAA along with civil aviation authorities from the United States, Canada, Brazil, and the European Union.

The airline has scheduled distance learning courses to be ready in late October and simulator training for November, December, and January.

When do you think the Boeing 737 MAX will return back to the skies? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sharad Ranabhat
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Web Editor - Based in Nepal, Sharad has a passion for data-driven analysis with a strong focus on aviation and travel. Having written for Airlive, Sam Chui, Aviation Nepal and others, he aims to improve his content and knowledge of the industry through editing with Travel Radar


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