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American Airlines Pilots Appeal to Boeing CEO for Max Simulator Time

  • Union leader renews request for access in letter to Muilenburg
  • Aviators seek action before 737 model is allowed to fly again
Grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
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The union for American Airlines Group Inc. pilots is redoubling its push for time in a Boeing Co. 737 Max simulator, saying aviators should be given access before the grounded plane returns to service.

Dan Carey, a veteran American pilot and head of the Allied Pilots Association, appealed to Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg a day after testifying before a Congressional subcommittee looking into two deadly crashes of the model. The APA has said that an earlier request for simulator time, which union officials made to Boeing through American, was rejected.