Aviation affected by keeping 737 MAX fleet grounded

Global aviation is starting to feel the effects of keeping the Boeing 737 MAX on the ground. Director-General Alexandre de Juniac of the IATA trade association said so.

The association of airlines is preparing a meeting between aviation authorities, Boeing and airlines, De Juniac indicated. There the state of affairs must be discussed and the return of the device prepared.

“We do not expect the 737 MAX to be able to fly again sooner than in ten to twelve weeks. But we are not about that,” said De Juniac.

Global demand for flights increased by 4.3 percent in April. The capacity of airlines increased by 3.6 percent over the same time. It remains a difficult period for air freight carriers. According to De Juniac, the sector is suffering from the trade dispute between the United States and China, which has weakened international trade.

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