The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing is currently considering suspending or reducing the production of 737 MAX aircraft because the future of those aircraft is uncertain, The Wall Street Journal writes on the basis of sources on Monday.
On Thursday it was announced that the 737 MAX aircraft would definitely not get off the ground this year, while Boeing assumed that. Earlier the company already expected that the aircraft would be released again by the American aviation authority FAA around September. February is now mentioned as a new deadline.
Sources within Boeing tell the American newspaper that the new FAA demands are called "unrealistic" by Boeing. That is why a temporary production stop is being considered.
In November the aircraft manufacturer already lost the authority to carry out necessary safety checks, because the FAA suspects that the company cannot do a quality check.
Boeing has already adjusted production expectations for 2020
Last week The Wall Street Journal brought out all the news that Boeing had lowered production expectations for 2020 due to ongoing problems.
Boeing devices have been on the ground since March this year following two fatal accidents with the 737 MAX device, which killed a total of 346 people. Both crashes were caused by problems with the steering system.
For the aircraft manufacturer, a production stop would mean another financial setback. Previously more than three billion euros had been set aside to compensate for lost production income. Also 5.5 billion euros has been reserved for compensation to family members of deceased victims of the plane crashes.