USA aircraft manufacturer Boeing said it remains fully focused on the return of the 737 MAX, which has been grounded after two fatal accidents, and the fate and timing of its return depends on regulators. Looking on are Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, and Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defence, Space & Security.
"The FAA has said they are not going to put a time frame on it and we are going to track behind them on this. we are working through the issue that we had with MAX customers".
Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the company's "number one focus remains safely returning the Max".
The latter had to suspend the planes earlier this year after it saw two crashes of 737 Max aircraft in less than five months killing 346 people.
Deal said Boeing is in discussions with host airline Emirates over the impact of delays to its much larger 777X, for which the Dubai carrier is by far the largest customer.
He said Boeing is discussing compensation for the grounding with its customers, including low-priced flydubai, a key client for the 737 MAX.
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Speaking on the eve of the show, the head of Boeing divisions spanning jetliners, defense and services expressed sympathy for the relatives of victims of the two crashes that led to the plane's worldwide grounding in March.
Inner Boeing documents beget printed that sooner than the crashes company workers had raised concerns in regards to the computerized flight-alter procedure that played a section in pushing the planes' noses down till the jets plummeted, as smartly because the stressful stir of airplane production at Boeing.
Boeing began working on updating the plane's flight software shortly after last year's Oct 29 crash of a Lion Air jet off the coast of Indonesia. Terms of the settlements are being kept confidential at Boeing's insistence, according to lawyers.
"The amount one aim right here is safely returning, and the FAA and the regulators across the realm will stir the agenda... and we're entirely supportive of that manner", Deal told reporters in Dubai. Boeing will have to install the software fixes to the flight control systems and the airlines will need to get the aircraft ready for flight before the FAA inspections can take place.
The agency expects Federal Aviation Administration acceptance in January for a brand new pilot-training plan concerning the modifications, which might allow US airways resume using the plane early subsequent yr, though it might take into account prolonged for regulators in different global locations to approve the adjustments.