In a press release, American Airlines sates that the 737 MAX is expected to return to service on Januaty 16, 2020.
American Airlines anticipates that the impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX will lead to recertification of the aircraft later this year and resumption of commercial service in January 2020.
American expects to slowly phase in the MAX for commercial service and will increase flying on the aircraft throughout the month and into February. Since American will slowly phase the MAX over the course of a month, additional refinements to the schedule may occur through Feb. 12.
Lets see if other airlines are also confident in returning the MAX to service and if it will really happen.