Monday, October 14, 2019
737 Max Anticipated Re-entry
Dear APFA Member,
While American Airlines informed us that the 737 Max is anticipated for re-entry into the air space in January of 2020, it will be imperative that our members are assured of the complete safety of this aircraft before taking it back up in the air. As your National President, I can tell you that we will rely on multiple factors in making a final determination that it is safe for our crews to fly.
In a meeting last week with AA CEO Doug Parker, I expressed to him and other senior management that factors we will take into consideration include information we receive from Boeing; the FAA and other regulatory agencies; our AA management team; our pilots’ union, APA; pilot training on the new software and procedures; and we will also take into account other U.S. carriers and the global airline community. Our crews and passengers deserve to have the highest level of assurances prior to re-entry into the air space. Our lives and passengers’ lives depend on it. Safety is and always will be our top priority. Our lives are not for sale.
APFA National President