On October 11, local time, United Airlines issued a statement saying that all flights of Boeing 737 Max will be cancelled until January 6, 2020, as Boeing is reviewing its aircraft system updates.
The statement said United Airlines will continue to review the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and cancel all remaining flights planned to use the aircraft in 2019.
According to reports, the company said: We have fully cooperated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the independent review of MAX aircraft, unless regulators independently assess its safety, we will not put customers and employees on this aircraft.
At present, United Airlines and two other Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, which have 737 Max fleets, have grounded their aircraft until early 2020. The FAA review is reported to last at least until November or December.
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft had two fatal accidents in six months, resulting in a total of 346 deaths. The report blames sensor failures on two fatal crashes. The accident led to the grounding of 737 Max by flight authorities around the world.
Source: CCTV News Responsible Editor: Yao Liwei_NT6056