Boeing: Chinese order was not suspended
It would be stopped due to the overall grounding of the B-737 MAX
From the China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) came the denial to the words of President Chen Shuang reported by the "South China Morning Post" (see AVIONEWS), underlining how his statements were misrepresented since the order would not actually be suspended of the 100 Boeing B-737 MAX planes. According to the Chinese press, the spokesman of the Group referred to Chen's words underlined to the fact that deliveries were stopped because the aircraft was grounded around the world after the two accidents caused by the automatic anti-stall system (MCAS).
The same Hong Kong newspaper also reported the statements of CALC CEO Mike Poon, who specified how the Chinese leasing company did not interrupt the payment of the installments but these were stopped as deliveries were suspended. A decision, the latter, which was also taken by Boeing itself, which is working to present the MCAS software update so that the B-737 MAX can be certified again, the first step towards their operational return.
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