Boeing 737 Max may not return to service until late-August: IATA head


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Boeing 737 Max may not return to service until late-August: IATA head

Appending another lethal blow to world’s No. 1 low-cost aircraft carrier maker, Boeing Co., which had yet to receive a single order following a March 10th deadly crash of one of its 737 Max Ethiopian Airliner that fell from the sky minutes after take-off killing all 157 passengers on-board over a potential software glitch at its autopilot software, the head of International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday, the 29th of May 2019, that, the US multination aircraft maker, headquartered in Chicago would highly unlikely to witness its Max 737 back in service before August.

Besides, the head of IATA had also added that the regional regulators such as European Aviation Authority or US Federal Aviation Authority would have final say about the exact timing. As beforementioned, Max 737 was grounded globally following a fatal air-crash in Ethiopia, after it had been found that another Max 737 crash offshore of Indonesia on last August was resulted over the same software glitch of its autopilot software, where aircrafts pilots were unaware about the fact that the Boeing’s 737 Max’s autopilot software would stop working, if it ascended on a too steep angle with a speed of more than 425 km/h.

Although, Boeing had claimed to fix its Max 737’s software glitch, casting shadows over the on-air date of Max 737, IATA director general, Alexander de Juniac said to the reporters in Seoul, “We do not expect something before 10 to 12 weeks in re-entry into service. But it is not our hands. That is in the hands of regulators”.