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Re: MAX flight assignments

Aviator A

I'm not a pilot, but my understanding is this: Pilot currency isn't specific to the MAX, it's specific to the 737. That's one of the main reasons Southwest files a single aircraft type fleet, and that the MAX had to be certified as a 737 and not a new type of craft, which added to the initial problem in the first place.


MAX Training Requirements - FAA


There are no additional currency requirements for the 737, 737CL, 737NG, and 737 MAX other than those already specified in parts 61, 121, 125, and 135.

11.1 Differences Currency Between Related Aircraft. Not applicable.

The 737, 737CL, 737NG, and 737 MAX are operationally suitable for operations under parts 91, 121, 125, and 135. The list of operating rules evaluated is on file at the Transport Aircraft Seattle AEG.




Re: MAX flight assignments

Explorer C

Good info, but SWA is not to blame for Boeing’s shortcuts.  If Boeing could not have made the new plane with the same type rating without needing simulator training, that is 100 percent on Boeing.