Exciting news for the Boeing 737 MAX program today, as American Airlines announced earlier this week that the airline has started scheduling Boeing 737 MAX training for its pilots in November despite the type still undergoing a review by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
Good News for the MAX?
With the recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX reaching the end of it’s review every passing day, it is good news that one of the largest Boeing 737 MAX customers has already started to schedule training for its pilots to resume operations on the type.
Ameya Kingaonkar, Director of Flight Training, Planning & Scheduling said in an internet interview that:
“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.”
Though, an American Airlines spokeswoman made it clear that no final pilot training program has been approved, and even hinted that this process might be cancelled or delayed.
“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 recertified.”
Union Allied Pilot’s Association said that it expects that about 1,700 of American’s pilots will complete the training in November.
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