American Airlines CEO says the airline is committed to fly Boeing 737MAX planes once they are recertified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
In an exclusive interview with “NBC Nightly News”, AA Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said that “there is an absolute fix” for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
“There’s one that we will all be comfortable with, or the aircraft won’t be recertified. And our pilots are gonna agree with that, or the aircraft won’t fly,” Parker said in his first television interview since the planes were grounded.
American Airlines grounded a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 in March, and extended the cancellation of all Boeing 737 Max flights through August 19. Airline cancelled approximately 115 flights per day.
“Accidents like this, tragedies like this, are you know horrific,” Parker said. “Now in our case, we’ve always believed that, that airplane with our pilots, with our training was an airworthy aircraft. But we’re not, we’re not, it’s not for us to decide whether or not the aircraft flies. It needs to be safe for everyone.”