Trump thinks Boeing should 'rebrand' 737 MAX plane

Many Twitter users subsequently reminded Trump about his formerly struggling airline, Trump Shuttle, amid his suggestions for Boeing 737 Max to "rebrand" itself.

He continued, "No product has suffered like this one. But again, what the hell do I know?"

Southwest's decision will lead to 160 cancellations of some 4,200 daily flights between June 8 and August 5, while American's removal through August 19 means about 115 daily cancellations, or 1.5 percent of its summer flying schedule each day.

The airline said it will bring the Max aircraft back on line as spares to supplement its operations once it is receritfied.

American Airlines announced Sunday that it was cancelling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The U.S. and other countries grounded Boeing's 737 Max plane in mid-March after deadly plane crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. American's fleet includes 24 Max jets and the airline had previously planned to cancel flights through early June.

Airlines are being forced to ground their planes longer than expected after Boeing and the FAA said the company needs more time to complete changes to a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in the crashes. Last October, Lion Air Flight 610, one of the planes crashed into the Java Sea, killing 189 passengers and crew, and In March, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed six minutes after takeoff, killing 157 passengers and crew.

"At Boeing we understand that lives literally depend on the work we do, and that requires the utmost excellence and integrity in how we do that work", Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Forum on April 11, 2019.

Initially, the Trump administration stood by Boeing's Max 8 and Max 9 following the crash, even after several worldwide airlines and countries immediately grounded the fleet pending an investigation. Investigators have concluded that an automatic anti-stalling feature known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System ― which can point the plane's nose automatically downward in certain rare but risky situations ― played a roll in both crashes.


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