American Airlines will begin training its pilots on the 737 MAX in November.
American Airlines will begin training its pilots on the Boeing 737 MAX starting in November, according to a memo sent to the pilots on Monday, a clear sign that the plane is close to flying again.
“With the return to service of our 737 MAX aircraft scheduled for the near future, we will begin conducting special training for our 737 pilots,” Ameya Kingaonkar, director of flight training planning and scheduling, said in the memorandum, which was viewed by Reuters.
Boeing has proposed new training for MAX pilots, which is being considered by civil aviation authorities and flight crews from airlines in the United States, Canada, Brazil and the European Union.
Although no final training program has been approved at this time, American told its pilots to plan sessions starting in November that will consist of a distance training module lasting about 1 hour 40 minutes, as well as simulator sessions.
The airline plans to launch the distance-learning module on October 28 and train about 1,700 pilots in November. It expects to complete all training by the end of January 2021, according to the memorandum.
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