Grounding of 737 MAX commercial passenger jet overshadowing Boeing's presence next week at Paris Air Show
For major American commercial aircraft manufacturer, it’s not the orders at Paris that count; it’s getting the 737 MAX safely returned to service.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
June 14, 2019-“This won’t be a typical air show for us by any means,” BCA president and CEO Kevin McAllister said. “Walking into this air show, it’s not the number of orders, it’s getting the 737 MAX safely returned to service.” The manufacturer is planning to display a 787-9, but from a commercial perspective is expected to have a relatively low profile compared to recent international events. Acknowledging that the past few months have been “incredibly difficult” for Boeing, McAllister said the company will be spending “a significant amount of time with our customers and suppliers as we work on delivering on our commitments to safety and quality. We are very humble going into this show and extremely focused about return to service.”
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor