Boeing Cancels Conference Calls To 737 MAX 8 Customers

Boeing Cancels Conference Calls To 737 MAX 8 Customers. Boeing canceled a telephone conference scheduled for Tuesday with airlines to discuss the problems affecting its new plane, which is being analyzed after a fatal accident in Indonesia. The company did not immediately explain why it had canceled the call, which would have involved American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, all of which have Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in their fleets.

Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8

Boeing Cancels Conference Calls To 737 MAX 8 Customers, pic: Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8

The hearing on the appeal included technical experts from the airlines that fly with the MAX. The first item on the agenda was to examine the differences in the flight control systems between the MAX and its predecessor, the Model 737, called NG or Next Generation, according to the informed of the projects of the call.

Pilots of US airlines have complained that they have not been informed of a new feature of the MAX that could tilt the nose if the sensors indicate that the plane is about to stop.

"Boeing has been and continues to attract customers, and we continue to schedule meetings to share information," said Boeing spokesman Chaz Bickers. He refused to say why the call was canceled on Tuesday.

Indonesian investigators are investigating whether a new MAX anti-lock system played a role in a Lion Air crash on October 29, shortly after taking off from Jakarta. The plane flew erratically before diving into the Java Sea, killing 189 people on board.

Jim Corridore, an analyst at CFRA Research, said the cancellation of the call was "a bad aspect for the company at a time when it is increasingly criticized for possible sensor problems on the plane, which could cause a poor recovery of the Boeing said that "it must communicate more and better, not less."

A spokesman for Southwest said Boeing had not given any reason for the cancellation and had not postponed the call. He added that the airline would follow any future guidance from Boeing or the Federal Aviation Administration to pursue the investigation.

A US spokesman said the airline would continue to work with Boeing and the FAA. United did not comment immediately. In October, Boeing delivered 241 MAX aircraft to airlines and took orders for nearly 4,800 aircraft.

The new system can point sharply to the nose of the aircraft if the sensors detect that the aircraft is about to move towards an aerodynamic stop. The Lion Air crash investigators said that the aircraft received false readings from the angle of attack sensors, which detected whether the nose was pointing up, down or level, and bad information had caused the nose of the plane. to shoot down automatically.

Boeing shares fell 7.6% in morning trading, but recovered most of the loss in the next two hours, and regulators focused on the role of aircraft control systems in this accident.