Boeing halts delivery of the 737 MAX

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Numerous States had allowed for safety reasons, aircraft of this type flying on your territory – the manufacturer has the recommended last. Now Boeing goes one step further.

All of the 737 MAX currently stand at Park position

After the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has imposed a delivery stop for the affected model number. The production of the pattern 737 MAX will continue, said a group spokesman, the news Agency AFP, “but we evaluate our capacity”.

A Boeing 737 MAX 8, was killed in an accident on Sunday in Ethiopia, all 157 people on Board were killed. The cause of the crash is still unclear. Experts speculate about a Software Problem, perhaps in conjunction with pilot errors. Only in October was overthrown in Indonesia, a 737 MAX 8 in the company of Lion Air, a few minutes after takeoff into the sea. Satellite data show that both Flight profiles have Similarities.

Analysis of the black boxes begins

As a reaction to the crash in Ethiopia, a number of countries, including the EU countries, a temporary flight ban for this type imposed. Also in the USA, copies of the series, 737 MAX 8 and 9 must remain for Wednesday on the floor. Boeing even had to ban on Wednesday a world wide launch for all 371 supplied previously recommended machines of this type.

Boeing is after the recent disaster under considerable pressure (symbol image)

The flight recorders of the crashed plane have been brought for analysis to France. The French air safety authority BEA confirmed the receipt of the black boxes that were damaged in the collision. The analysis of the data will begin this Friday.

Economical and sought-after

The Boeing 737 MAX is only in may 2017. Worldwide, approximately 450 machines of the type are registered. Due to its low fuel consumption, the plane was so far very popular. According to the group’s more than 100 customers have ordered a total of around 5000 machines.

For Boeing, the crash means a heavy image. He could come to the company, 78 percent of all orders in the order books relating to the MAX family. The share price of the US aircraft manufacturer had fallen in the days after the disaster in Ethiopia by twelve percent.

jj/ie (dpa, afp, rtr)