Donald Trump says Boeing should overhaul 737 MAX planes

Donald Trump says Boeing should overhaul 737 MAX planes

The plane's grounding has also threatened the US summer travel season, with some airlines removing the 737 from their schedules through August and canceling a number of scheduled flights. That means that Southwest, the largest North American operator of the 737 MAX, will work through the peak summer travel season without the 34 737 MAX 8 aircraft in their fleet.

American said it remains "confident" that software updates and new training for the Boeing planes "will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon".

Donald Trump has claimed he would be able to fix the troubled Boeing 737 Max and rebrand it after the double air tragedies.

American Airlines had lowered one of its first quarter indicators in light of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes being grounded, along with the partial USA government shutdown and technical challenges.

Trump took to Twitter in the early hours of this morning to offer his advice to Boeing on how to revive the 737 Max brand.

It's going to be an uphill battle for Boeing to restore confidence in the grounded jet. They will discuss the progress of the FAA's review on the 737 MAX.

He said Boeing can't rebrand the plane because people will quickly see through this deception.

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Boeing also faces a tsunami of lawsuits arising from the 737 MAX that will amount into the billions of dollars.

Low-priced carrier Southwest, which unlike its rivals only flies Boeing 737s, had estimated $150 million in lost revenue between February 20 and March 31 alone due to MAX cancellations and other factors.

United Airlines, with 14 MAX jets, has largely avoided cancellations by servicing MAX routes with larger 777 or 787 aircraft, but the airline president, Scott Kirby, warned last week that the strategy was costing it money and could not go on forever.

The grounding of Boeing Co's fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into USA airlines' Northern Hemisphere spring and summer schedules, threatening to disarm them in their seasonal war for profits.

Numerous families of the 346 victims of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 have filed multiple lawsuits against Boeing.

Industry analysts expect Boeing's mammoth legal and regulatory problems to get worse before they get better.

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