FAA says no specific timetable for return to service of 737MAX

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    #1 jimntx, Jun 13, 2019
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...eing-737-maxs-return-to-service-idUSKCN1TD1VW

    However, Reuters reports also say that Doug Parker (CEO of AAL) said at the stockholders' meeting that he he expects return of 737 MAX by early September. "“We wouldn’t be selling seats today if we didn’t think it was highly likely (...) that we’d be able to provide that service by Sept. 3,” Parker said during the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

    https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL2N23J0IK

    We'll see who is right. My money is on the FAA. Right or wrong I think the public is going to believe that FAA failed at expected oversight. so, FAA will be cautious about approving return to service. Don't think the FAA will care about the fact that American has sold seats on airplanes that are currently grounded.
     
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    #3 jimntx, Jul 25, 2019
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    You beat me to the punch. I was being lazy this morning. (Of course since I'm retired it takes a lot of effort to be lazy [which is an oxymoron]. When I wake up in the morning I'm done for the day. :rolleyes::):D)

    As I said in the original post on this thread, I don't think FAA is going to rush into re-certification. Swamt may win the money with his prediction of a 2020 return. Too bad none of us actually put money where our mouths are. He would be a rich man. Guess he'll have to go to work after all.
     
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    Meh. It's the EASA trying to appear significant.
     

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