China's big three airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing: reports
Shanghai (AFP) - China's three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday.
上海(法新社)——中国官媒周三报道，中国三家最大的航空公司已经向波音公司提出索赔。在发生两起致命坠机事件后，波音737 MAX 8客机停飞并延迟交付。
The reports in various state-run media that China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Air China would seek payouts from the American aerospace giant come against the backdrop of an escalating US-China trade war.
China Southern is Asia's largest carrier by fleet size, China Eastern is the country's number two, while Air China is the state flag carrier.
A spokesman for China Eastern confirmed to AFP that a dispatch by state-run Xinhua news agency saying the airline had presented Boeing with a compensation claim was correct.
On March 11, China became the first country to order its airlines to ground the 737 MAX as a result of the two tragedies.
The day before, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board, including eight from China.
That followed the October crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX, which went down shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.
David21 hours ago
Boeing will most likely comply with the payouts because they can't afford to lose the Chinese market.
Boeing 737 MAX is manufactured all over the globe and assembled in Boeing’s USA plants.
The faulty system is a USA design and was installed and approved for operation with insufficient testing.
China needs to file claims with their insurance companies for loss of revenue and the insurance companies can sue Boeing. That’s how it works.
The other countries will follow China. Great job, China.
Boeing must be held responsible for their mistake that killed 375 people.
somethingelse20 hours ago
Boeing should pay..
Rong12 hours ago
It is good China have huge network of high speed railway and they don't need to rely on the western countries
The American14 hours ago
Good. Bring those thugs to justice!
Anonymous16 hours ago
I'll bet boing is working full speed ahead on the 797 behind the scenes.
Yahoo9 hours ago
send these made in USA junk back to USA
Azul4 hours ago
Boeing got own up to its mistakes and now needs to pay up.
Charles23 hours ago
Massive Chinese counterfeit safety parts on Boeing B737 planes.
Johnny22 hours ago
Bah....the Chinese, if allowed, would want Boeing to build their planes in China
rod munch15 hours ago
Bailout for Boeing!
Don’t pay them any thing ! Sorry to say but last time when a chinese company took $40,000 usd to make a new products per my design !! Not only they didn’t make it but also never returned my payment !!
Filing lawsuit against them would have cost another $2000 and lawyer in china told me it may take 12 years to review my case !!!
Sue Boeing to the maximum!
Jedi22 hours ago
Boeing / it’s insurance company better not give any airline in China a dime!!
Jack22 hours ago
Boeing/ US tax payers WILL have to pay up big time because of Boeing.
But don't worry, the US government will put in a trillion dollar order ( our tax dollars) and save Boeing. They'll be fine.
Boeing is American
America is Above Any Laws of any country
America Looks After its Own
beng3 hours ago
So Boeing with zero new orders, billions in lawsuits from airlines that have their 737 max grounded and lawsuits from hundreds of dead passengers still worth more than Tesla which has doubled its sales year by year?
Pepe19 hours ago
I hope it will not go into more serious problem from here. If China will go nasty, the next thing that will happen "CANCELLATION OF FLIGHTS FROM CHINA TO THE U.S. VICE VERSA". So whose gonna win?
Douglas Porter15 hours ago
The lawyers are going to get rich.
Steven11 hours ago
Good for tariffs bring jobs back to America the best country in the world. MAGA
Dong28 minutes ago
Boycott everything made in China.
Rick7 hours ago
Tell china to go build their own planes
Anonymous6 hours ago
Oh no...the Chinese are going to cancel their orders.
HUYNH6 hours ago
Fredi you are wrong . Boeing can not bankrupcy as the us airforces will order more planes and helicopters to subsidy
Pete11 hours ago
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