United Airlines Says Boeing to Compensate for Damages Caused by MAX 9 Grounding

Don Ma
By Don Ma
April 18, 2024NTD Good Morning

United Airlines will receive financial compensation from planemaker Boeing for financial damages incurred in the first quarter due to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 aircraft, the carrier said on Wednesday.

U.S. regulators had in January grounded some 737 MAX 9 aircraft for about three weeks for safety checks after a midair door plug blowout on an Alaska Airlines-operated MAX 9 jet.

The incident had forced United Airlines—a prominent Boeing customer—to temporarily suspend service on all 79 of its 737 MAX 9 aircraft, which reportedly resulted in a $200-million hit for the airline in Q1.

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