Weeks after the first fatal crash involving a Boeing Co. BA, +1.68% 737 Max, American Airlines Group Inc. AAL, +0.62% pilots pressed Boeing executives for a fix, but the executives said they didn’t want to rush it even as a Boeing official acknowledged that the company was assessing potential design issues with the plane, according to a report by The New York Times on Tuesday that cited the recording of a November meeting reviewed by the newspaper. Boeing declined to comment on the meeting, the newspaper said. American Airlines issued a statement saying that the 737 Max’s software fix as well as new training will lead to a recertification of the plane “soon,” according to the report. The 737 Max family has been grounded since March following a second fatal crash in Ethiopia connected to an anti-stall feature on the jets. A report earlier this week on The Wall Street Journal said that the jets are likely to remain grounded at least through mid-August. Shares of Boeing closed 1.7% higher on Tuesdayafter closing at a four-month low on Monday.

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