The Ethiopian Airlines plane crash early this year forced countries around the world to ground the Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts. Now, so many aircrafts are grounded tha Boeing is out of parking space.
The company’s Renton factory in Washington state, shows a number of aircraft parked in the parking lot meant for cars. The image of the aircraft parked alongside cars posted on social media went viral.
Historical moment in Aviation history! ✈️
Aerial images show the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft parked in the staff car park because there is no more capacity left at the airport. pic.twitter.com/TZ3MKH8rdM
— Aviation photo ✈ (@Airplane_pic) June 23, 2019
Until Boeing detects and fixes the problems for the crash behind the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines air crashes that killed 346 people, nations around the world suspended the 737 Max.
More than 50 airlines from around grounded the 737 Max planes. Close to 100 factory fresh jets can’t be delivered to customers because of the flying ban.
The Boeing chief executive admitted the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before the two crashes. The aircraft maker promised greater transparency as it works to get the aircrafts back in the air, with estimates saying it could take till the end of the year.
Airlines will need to perform maintenance checks on the grounded planes, update the software and train pilots before the jets can fly again.
US Federal Aviation Administration has faulted Boeing for not telling regulators for more than a year that a safety indicator in the cockpit of the top-selling plane didn’t work as intended.
The model has been grounded worldwide for three months, and regulators need to approve Boeing’s long-awaited fix to the software before it can return to the skies.
Source : Various