The CEO of Boeing has issued a “risk” warning, stating that possible regulatory concerns might force the company to scrap its 737 Max 10 aircraft.
The business has until the end of the year to get US officials to approve the passenger plane.
The effort to get approval, according to chief executive Dave Calhoun, was “a little bit of an all-or-nothing” situation.
The newest and biggest aircraft in the 737 family is the Max 10, which has come under scrutiny following two catastrophic incidents.
Mr. Calhoun stated in an interview with Aviation Week magazine that he still anticipated a positive conclusion since Boeing intended to advocate for itself before the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US Congress.
Even a world without the [737 Max] 10 is not that dangerous, he claimed, “if you go through the things we’ve gone through, the debts that we’ve had to accrue, our capacity to respond or willingness to see things through.”
“I want no one to believe that I anticipate [cancelling the program]. Only a risk, “Added he.
The spokesman continued by saying the business was dedicated to complying with regulatory standards and “those of our clients to approve and send the 737-10. Safety continues to be the primary concern in our effort “.
The FAA forewarned Boeing earlier this year that it might not be able to get the Max 10 certified by the end of the year. A plane needs to be certified before it may be used for transportation.
In accordance with requirements that take effect in 2023, Boeing would be required to install an alerting system in the cockpits of the Max 10s if it does not receive certification. Unless the US Congress grants a waiver, that is.
According to the media, including the technology would require Boeing to rebuild the Max 10’s flight deck and educate pilots to operate under a new arrangement.
IAG, the owner of British Airways, and United Airlines are two of the 18 clients who have ordered more than 600 Max 10 aircraft from Boeing.
The US regulations were put in place as a result of crashes involving other 737 Max aircraft that resulted in 346 fatalities in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
After the 2019 tragedy involving Ethiopian Airlines, the whole worldwide 737 Max fleet was grounded. Since then, authorities all around the world have permitted the planes to resume flight.