Published: Thu, January 16, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump urges Boeing to move fast on resolving 737 Max issues

Trump urges Boeing to move fast on resolving 737 Max issues

Boeing on Tuesday reported a net negative of 183 orders for the 737 MAX in 2019 including cancellations, but many were associated with the collapse of a major customer, India's Jet Airways Ltd.

Malaysia's national carrier has suspended deliveries of 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets due to the delayed return to service of the aircraft since it was grounded a year ago after two fatal crashes.

"We'll get it done, and we'll get it done right", he wrote.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Boeing Co BA.N to move quickly to resolve issues with the grounded 737 MAX, noting the planemaker's significant impact on the U.S. economy.

"We will not be taking delivery of the scheduled aircraft this year as planned".

Aviation industry sources said Boeing was expected to win a major order for wide-body jets from China, including its 787 or 777-9 models, or a mixture of both.

Analysts estimate that Boeing has been losing around 1 billion USA dollars a month because of the grounding.

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A bright spot for the Chicago-based plane maker was a record number of deliveries of 787 Dreamliners in the last three months of 2019.

The net tally for the year, reported today, is -87 - which Boeing says is the first time in at least 20 years that the number has fallen below zero.

He replaced Dennis Muilenburg, who was sacked last month, in a move the company's board said was necessary to "restore confidence" in Boeing.

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun sent an email to employees Monday pushing the return of the Max to service.

"In view of the production stoppage and the delayed return to service of the 737-MAX, MAB has suspended the delivery of our orders which are due in 2020". The quickest way for China to rack up those big numbers is to order Boeing's expensive aircraft.

"We're proud that Boeing airplanes will continue to be a part of this valued relationship, one that has fuelled aerospace innovation and sustained manufacturing jobs", Calhoun said.

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