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.

Jun 14th, 2019
737 Max 14 June 2019

PARIS – On the eve of this year’s Paris Air Show Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) senior leadership is downplaying the likelihood of major orders or product announcements while the company remains laser focused on lifting the 737 MAX grounding. Air Transport World reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

14 June 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.”

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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