China Southern and Air China are among Chinese carriers seeking compensation from the US manufacturer for order delays and losses caused by the grounding of the 737 Max in the wake of two deadly crashes.
Wednesday 07, August 2019
Boeing is holding workshops with Chinese airlines about the grounded 737 Max plane as it tries to bring the troubled jet back to operation, reported Bloomberg.
The US plane manufacturer invited pilots and engineers from China Southern Airlines to a gathering in Guangzhou. More such workshops will be held with Air China, China Eastern Airlines as well as Xiamen Airlines and Hainan Airlines Holding in their respective hubs this week.
The gatherings are among the latest steps Boeing is taking to bring the plane back, though the exact timing remains unclear. Boeing is redesigning the plane’s flight-control system and is still aiming to present a final software package to regulators by September, though the timeline could slip.
The Secretary-General of the China Air Transport Association said that a total of 96 of the Chinese carriers’ 737 Max jets have been suspended, and the airlines were planning to introduce a further 130 of the planes this year.