The announcement confirming the temporary halt in production of the 737 Max Aircraft follows a slowed production rate by Boeing in attempt to prevent difficulties while waiting on the regulatory green-light.
With approximately 400 planes waiting to be delivered and the recertification process lingering into weeks, Boeing may struggle to store the aircraft.
Currently, Boeing have assured that jobs are safe in the wait of the certification but there is still uncertainty over the suspension period.
Steve Dickson, FAA administrator assured that the FAA will take as long as is required to fully assess the Max before it could be cleared for service following the pervious incidents.
In a statement a Boeing spokesperson said: “Throughout the grounding of the 737 MAX, Boeing has continued to build new airplanes and there are now approximately 400 airplanes in storage. We have previously stated that we would continually evaluate our production plans should the Max grounding continue longer than we expected.”
“As a result of this ongoing evaluation, we have decided to prioritise the delivery of stored aircraft and temporarily suspend production.”