Boeing 737 MAX to stay grounded till August

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects it could take until August before the Boeing Co 737 MAX returns to service, the airline group’s head said on Wednesday, adding that the final say on the timing rested with regulators.

The boss of the airline industry’s largest trade group Wednesday said the Boeing 737 MAX fleet could remain grounded for another two months or more in the wake of two crashes.

The airline industry has had a tough six months with fuel, labour and infrastructure costs increasing and trade tensions rising in addition to the 737 MAX grounding, de Juniac said.

At an IATA meeting for 737 MAX operators in Montreal last week, airline members said they wanted regulators to cooperate closely on the decision for the plane’s re-entry to service.

 

Via Reuters  / WSJ

 

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