For the Boeing 737 Max accident plane, the challenge continues. Aircraft manufacturers are now suspending delivery of aircraft indefinitely.
Aviation giant Boeing said on Wednesday that they will suspend deliveries of 737 Max aircraft. CNBC reported on Wednesday.
The news was released after the company discovered electrical faults in certain aircraft in early April. As a result, more than 100 planes were grounded, and Boeing had to ask 16 airlines to suspend the use of planes.
This is Boeing’s best-selling aircraft, with 346 people killed in two accidents. The aircraft has been grounded for most of 2019 and 2020.
After staying on the ground for a year and a half, Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft resumed commercial scheduled service before the New Year.
But now, more airlines have to wait for more flights to wait for the aircraft they have in the hangar, and they have to wait for the reserved aircraft.
Boeing CEO Dave Callhound told CNBC that he expected the electrical failure to be resolved “within a few weeks,” but did not give a specific date.
Callhound also said that this will make delivery to Boeing in April “very easy”, but the company hopes to make up for the losses this year.
Boeing issued a quarterly report earlier on Wednesday. The company said the airline lost approximately NOK 4.7 billion in the previous quarter.
One hour after Boeing announced the news of the 737 loss, Boeing’s stock price fell by about 2.77% on Wall Street.