Boeing's campaign to restore the reputation of its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes suffered a blow with a Saudi airline canceling an order worth up to $5.9 billion in favor of a European rival of the US manufacturer.
Similarly, the owner of Lion Air - the Indonesia airline whose Max jet was involved in the first fatal crash in October - vowed to cancel. Over the weekend, flyadeal, a budget airline based in Saudi Arabia, canceled a provisional order for 30 Boeing 737 Max planes, and said it would take delivery of A320 jets from Airbus instead.
What would have been a gala year for Boeing commercial aircraft deliveries has turned sour as undelivered Boeing 737 MAX jets sit idle at sites around the U.S., including the plane-maker's auto parking lot.
June was the third straight month of no new orders for the model.
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Airbus has been ramping up the pressure on Boeing by pushing its best-selling A32neo, a direct rival to the Max, and publicly announcing an increase in production.
Indian aviation authorities prohibited the operation of these planes over Indian airspace on March 13. The CEO of International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh, said he was confident the plane would make a successful return.
The 737 MAX's safety issues have brought an end to a big deal for Boeing.
"With its entire modernization effort hinged on the transition to the MAX 8 aircraft, Southwest needed to convince the public and its customers that the aircraft was safe", the lawsuit said.
Boeing reported no new orders for 737 MAX for the month of March. More than 400 pilots have also sued Boeing over an "unprecedented cover-up" regarding the flaws to the 737 Max line. However, said the Civil Aviation ministry, no fix has been submitted to Indian aviation authorities yet. Last week, Boeing announced an "initial investment" of $100 million over several years to help families and communities affected by the crashes. With their second-quarter earnings coming up on July 24, experts will be paying close attention to the company's figures, since it will include the cash outflow impact from the MAX grounding.