Boeing 737 Max darf wieder fliegen infographic
Grafik zeigt den Rückgang der Auslieferungen für Boeings Passagierflugzeuge.
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Boeing 737 Max darf Flugbetrieb wieder aufnehmen

By Duncan Mil

November 18, 2020 - Boeings 737 Max wurde von der US Flugaufsichtsbehörde die Bewilligung zum regulären Dienst erteilt. Boeings Max musste nach den Abstürzen in Äthiopien und Indonesien mit 346 Toten am Boden bleiben.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson told Reuters that the agency was reviewing proposed changes to the 737 Max. Dickson expected to complete the review process in the “coming days.” Reuters reports that approval could come as soon as November 18.

In October, Boeing delivered 11 commercial jets but received no new orders for any commercial aircraft type. European rival Airbus won 11 new orders and delivered 72 aircraft. Boeing’s 737 Max orders have shrunk by more than 1,000 since January.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit both aerospace manufacturers hard, as airlines struggle from the collapse in demand for air travel. Boeing is also losing orders from airlines and lessors who, still without a Max after 12 months, are cancelling their contracts without penalty.

Airbus and Boeing are also involved in a trade spat over aircraft subsidies. The European Union plans to impose tariffs on $4 billion American goods -- including tariffs of 15 per cent on Boeing aircraft -- in retaliation for $23 billion in state subsidies to the aircraft maker. The World Trade Organization approved the tariffs last month.

The United States imposed similar tariffs on European goods including Airbus jets last year. Airlines in the 27-member European Union and the U.K. have 223 grounded Maxes on order, worth $27.1 billion at list prices.

PUBLISHED: 19/11/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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