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Southwest pulls Boeing 737 Max until June as airlines dig in for longer delays


A number of grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are shown parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California

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Southwest Airlines on Thursday said it doesn’t expect the Boeing 737 Max to be included in its flight schedule until early June, following similar moves by American and United, and amid the likelihood that pilots will have to be trained on simulators before the jets return.

The problem has worsened for carriers because they expected Boeing to deliver more jets that would have added to their fleets at the time of the grounding last March. Regulators, who ordered airlines to stop flying the planes then after two fatal crashes in a span of less…


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