Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

4.09.21 – 737 MAX Update

Friday, April 9, 2021

737 MAX Update

This morning, the Company announced the grounding of seventeen 737 MAX aircraft. This precautionary measure came in light of a directive from Boeing regarding a potential production issue with an electrical component. With APFA’s full support, American removed these aircraft from service out of an abundance of caution until the issue is resolved.

Here are the facts:

  • Seventeen 737 MAX aircraft are affected.
  • Boeing engineers have already recommended a fix and are awaiting FAA approval.
  • No other aircraft type is affected.


APFA is currently working to secure pay protection for those Flight Attendants affected by the grounding. American has committed to keeping APFA updated as the fix is implemented for these seventeen aircraft.

In Safety and Security,

Thomas Houdek
APFA National Safety & Security Chair



1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

(817) 540-0108

(817) 540-2077

Monday - Friday,
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Our Sister Unions

APFA Events

Negotiations Town Hall

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Retirement Town Hall

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fall BOD Meeting

October 19 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

APFA Supports

Contact Us

For issues with logging into your account please contact the Membership Department during regular business hours at (817) 540-0108 ext. 8153.

For important or time-sensitive issues regarding contract, scheduling, health, IOD, or other department-related questions please visit the department contact information page to contact the department you need. For immediate assistance please call APFA headquarters at (817) 540-0108

Visit the Contact Us page for general questions or media inquiries.