Difficult task than to park an aircraft on a parking of cars. It is in this year that have had the rub of the employees of the manufacturing plant Boeing of Seattle. There, the american giant lack of space to store its 737 Max nailed to the ground since mid-march after two tragic crashes in five months and whose deliveries have been suspended. The car parks for the employees, therefore, are used to store the surplus, as reported by a local television station. "It's part of our plan for inventory management", reassured Paul Bergam, a spokesman for Boeing to Business Insider US.
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And the lack of place could get worse. On Wednesday, the federal agency of the united states air force (FAA) said in effect that it had detected a new flaw "potential" in the system anti-stall MCAS, strongly suspected to be the cause of the crash of October 2018 and march 2019. If Boeing responded that safety was its "absolute priority" and that it was working to improve the system, which this announcement could further delay the return of the 737 Max, device feature of the american giant. To date, the financial cost of these setbacks is estimated at a billion dollars for Boeing.
"They can't continue to build and to park aircraft indefinitely"
According to an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, George Ferguson, the cost of storing all these aircraft could, him, reach 12 billion by the month of September. According to him, Boeing spends about $ 2000 per month and aircraft parking fees. "They can't continue to build and to park aircraft indefinitely", he says. In four months, the american manufacturer has not received a single purchase intention for the 737 Max. It is in regards to 200 devices and has been made the last week at le Bourget, by IAG (British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and Level).
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Why the Boeing 737 Max will crash - Look on Figaro LiveUpdated Date: 30 June 2019, 00:00