Boeing announced Sunday that some of its medium-haul 737s, including the 737 MAX 8, could have a defective wing part, but that there had been no reports of flight issues linked to the defect.
China’s three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday.
The temporary ban on Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is spreading across the globe. According to US media, roughly two-thirds of these jets in the world have been pulled from use by airlines, although the US and a few allies have not yet made any official move.
The Ethiopian Airlines plane was making a strange rattling noise and trailed smoke.
Boeing Co confirmed late on Monday it will deploy a software upgrade to the 737 MAX 8, a few hours after the Federal Aviation Administration said it would mandate “design changes” in the aircraft by April.