Trump says Boeing should fix, 'rebrand' grounded 737 MAX jet

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American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it is extending Boeing Co 737 MAX cancellations through August 19, leading to about 115 daily canceled flights, or 1.5 percent of its daily summer flying schedule.

American Airlines has been forced to extend flight cancellations due to the grounding of the B737 Max until August 19.

The Chief Executive and President of the company said in a letter to employees and customers that they believe the plane will be recertified before that date but want to be reassured of the reliability ahead of its peak travel season.

American explained on its website that not all flights previously scheduled on a Max would be cancelled, because the airline plans to substitute other aircraft for some flights.

Currently, Boeing has pilots from American Airlines testing a software update to the MCAS system in the simulator at the Boeing facility in Renton, Washington.

WSJ aviation reporter Andrew Tangel on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's meeting with major airlines and the two investigations into what caused the two Boeing MAX 737 plane crashes.

"But by extending our cancellations through the summer, we can. provide confidence to our customers and team members when it comes to their travel plans".

Investigators are looking at whether a software program in the passenger jet that controls the plane's nose was a factor in the two crashes.

Meanwhile, American Airlines have reportedly extended 737 MAX flights cancellations for an additional month.

Federal regulators on Friday briefed pilots and US airlines on progress in restoring Boeing Co.'s grounded 737 Max to flight.

CNBC reported Boeing said Thursday it has completed 96 flights with the new Max software fix. The airline had originally canceled flights with MAX aircraft through April 20th.

"The FAA is preparing to make an announcement very shortly regarding the new information and physical evidence that we've received from the [Ethiopia crash site] and from other locations and through a couple of other complaints", Trump said.

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