B737-Max: United Airlines expects no impact on passengers
United Airlines was operating two versions of the Boeing 737 family – the Boeing 737-800 and 900 and the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9.
The 737-800s are not the same as the Max aircraft.
United only had 14 B737 Max in operation which have now been grounded because of the FAA order.
In a statement from United Airlines spokesperson, Rachael L. Rivas, she told eTurboNews:
“Nothing is more important to United Airlines than the safety of our customers and employees. As we have said since Sunday, we have been in close contact with investigators as well as Boeing to share data and fully cooperate with regulatory authorities.
“We will comply with the FAA’s order and will ground our 14 737 MAX aircraft. We will remain in close touch with authorities as their investigation continues.
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“Since Sunday, we have been working diligently on contingency plans to prepare our fleet to minimize the impact to customers. Our MAX aircraft account for roughly 40 flights a day, and through a combination of spare aircraft and rebooking customers, we do not anticipate a significant operational impact as a result of this order. We will continue to work with our customers to help minimize any disruption to their travel.”