Emirates president confident Boeing will resolve issues with 737 MAX

An Emirates Boeing 737-300 passenger jet lands at Manchester Airport in Manchester. (AFP)

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark said on Monday he believes Boeing will resolve issues with its 737 MAX aircraft, saying the US company has an outstanding track record.

The world’s largest plane maker’s fastest-selling 737 MAX jets have been grounded after the disasters on Lion Air in Indonesia on Oct. 29 and another on Ethiopian Airlines on March 10, which together killed all 346 on board.

Boeing expects US regulators will conduct a test flight of a software fix for the grounded 737 MAX by the end of next week, a company spokesman said on Monday.

Boeing expects the certification of the software fix -- a key step in returning the planes to the skies – sometime after the Federal Aviation Administration meeting with international regulators on May 23, the spokesman said.

The plane was grounded worldwide in mid-March following a second deadly crash, but US carriers have said they expect to resume flights on the popular 737 MAX over the summer.

(With AFP)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53