The Boeing 737 Max remains grounded across the globe as additional issues were discovered which will need to be fixed. Subsequently, airlines that were operating flights on this plane have had to cancel thousands of them because they can’t fly the aircraft unless regulators give the all-clear. United Airlines is one of them and it has extended its cancellation of Boeing 737 Max flights until November 3rd at least. This will impact 5,000 flights from September through October this year.
“We have decided to pull MAX flights out of our schedule until November 3,” a spokesperson for United confirmed, adding that “During this period, we’ll continue to take extraordinary steps to protect our customers’ travel plans.”
United Airlines had previously extended the cancellations through September 3rd once the news broke that the Federal Aviation Administration had discovered a new issue in the flight software of the beleaguered jet.
This flaw was different from the one which caused the two fatal crashes that led to the grounding of the aircraft in the first place. Boeing later confirmed that it will require additional time to fix the flaw and that the FAA would have to grant the approval before airlines can take to the skies once again on the Boeing 737 Max.
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