Customers Rejected More Than 400 Contracts To Buy The Boeing 737 Max In 2020
The American aerospace Corporation Boeing lost more than 400 contracts with customers for the delivery of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over the year.
In July, customers refused contracts for the delivery of a total of 43 Boeing 737 MAX Airliners. At the same time, the Corporation did not sign any new deals and delivered only four new aircraft of other models to customers.
Thus, since the beginning of the year, Boeing has lost contracts for the supply of 416 Airliners. In some cases, customers preferred to purchase a different model instead of the 737 MAX, whose operation was suspended after two plane crashes.
Earlier, the management of Boeing recognized that the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the termination of operation of the Boeing 737 MAX series of aircraft continue to have a direct negative impact on the Corporation's activities. In the second quarter of this year, Boeing's net loss was $2.39 billion. "We remain focused on protecting the health of our employees and consumers while trying to navigate the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," said CEO David Calhoun.
On March 10, 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people. On October 29, 2018, 189 people were killed in the crash of a similar model of Lion Air in Indonesia.
Boeing management acknowledged that in both cases, there was a failure of the maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) on Board the aircraft before they crashed. After that, many countries, including Russia, the United States, and the European Union, suspended the operation of this series of aircraft for security reasons.