Boeing held talks with China’s aviation regulator to allow 737 MAX to resume flying
- The talks were held in Zhoushan and included a visit to Boeing’s new completion and delivery centre, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Tuesday
- After issues raised at the session are resolved, the regulator plans to issue an updated review of Boeing’s 737 narrow-body family, CAAC News said
The talks were held in Zhoushan in eastern China and included a visit to Boeing’s new completion and delivery centre, the media arm of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Tuesday. The dispatch provided a rare glimpse into the manoeuvring around Boeing’s most important jet.
Boeing shares rose less than 1 per cent to US$145.97 at 1.13pm in New York. The increase was the second largest among the 30-member Dow Jones Industrial Average.
“Calhoun, to his credit, did get out there and say exactly the right thing,” said Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with AeroDynamic Advisory. “He was conciliatory, but also clearly pushing the agenda.”