On the other hand, the Boeing 737 Max is already responsible for more than ten times the deaths attributed to the Pinto.
American Airlines announced Sunday that it will extend its cancellations of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft through the summer months. We're going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 9 and planes associated with that line.
American, the world's largest airline, chose to extend cancellations from early June through August 19, to help plan ahead for the busy summer travel season.
By extending cancellations through the summer now, airline officials said they can plan more reliably for the peak travel season.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed the morning of March 10 after taking off from Addis Ababa on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 people on board.
The airline's CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom issued a statement saying it would cancel 115 flights daily through August 19, representing approximately 1.5 of the airlines' flying each day during the summer.
A Max operated by Lion Air in October 2018 crashed into the Java Sea in Indonesia, killing nearly 200 people on board.
A photographer takes a picture of the first Boeing 737 MAX 9 jet during its assembly at the company's Renton plant in 2017.
Boeing has been developing a software upgrade for an anti-stall system under scrutiny in both crashes.
Investigators are looking at whether a software program in the passenger jet that controls the plane's nose was a factor in the two crashes.
He added that the update will make the plane "even safer" because it will prevent "erroneous" sensor readings.
Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg has apologized on behalf of the planemaker for the 346 lives lost in accidents in October and March, and promised to eliminate the risk that flight software meant to prevent the plane stalling could be activated by wrong data. And 737 MAX fuselages as well as finished planes are stacking up at sites ranging from Seattle's Boeing Field to Wenatchee in central Washington state.