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Southwest pilots see February or March return of Boeing Max


September 29, 2019

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Pilot-union leaders at Southwest Airlines say it could be February or March before their airline resumes flights using the Boeing 737 Max.

That's much later than projected by either Southwest or Boeing.

The union officials say the grounded plane's return will take longer because of pilot-training needs, including possible changes to checklists pilots are expected to perform when something goes wrong with a plane.

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association leaders made the comments Monday at a meeting of pilot-union representatives from many passenger and cargo airlines....

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