American Airlines CEO: Politics Playing Role in Re-certification of Boeing 737 Max

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker has told employees that politics may be playing a role in the re-certification of the Boeing 737 Max, according to recordings of conversations with employees reviewed by CNBC.The plane, which has been grounded since March, has caused American and other airlines to cancel hundreds of flights each day. As the busy summer travel season begins, airlines are under increased pressure to meet the demands of the flying public while shifting schedules to accommodate less aircraft."I think as much as anything now it may be politics as much as the true certification ... safety issue. I don't think the FAA wants to be alone in doing this," Parker told employees at a town hall meeting last week, according to CNBC.  Continue reading...

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