Boeing is forced to park grounded 737 Max aircraft in Seattle's staff parking lot after space is running out
- Boeing 737 Max jets were grounded in March after two crashes killed 356 people
- It stores 500 undelivered aircraft at various locations, including Boeing Field
- Aerial photos show the jet parked next to cars that occupy three dozen spaces
Boeing no longer has room to store his huge range of grounded 737 Max Jets and has packed them in the parking lot for her Washington staff.
Aerial photos of Boeing Field, five miles south of downtown Seattle, show the commercial aircraft parked next to cars and occupy about three dozen parking spaces.
The FAA set up Boeing's best-selling jet in March after two five-month crashes that killed 346 people.
A Boeing staff parking lot at King County International Airport – Boeing Area near Seattle. The 737 Max aircraft were not delivered to airlines due to the FAA's grounding after two fatal accidents
Those aircraft have therefore not yet been delivered pending a software fix and FAA approval. United Airlines has removed them from the flight schedule until July 3, southwest until August 5 and American until August 19.
And there is no more capacity to store them at King County International Airport – where Boeing performs flight tests on new aircraft.
& # 39; We use resources throughout the Boeing company during the break in 737 Max deliveries, including our facilities at Puget Sound, Boeing San Antonio and Moses Lake, & # 39; Boeing spokesman Paul Bergman told Business Insider.
& # 39; This is part of our inventory management plan. & # 39;
According to Bloomberg, Boeing stores 500 grounded 737 Max aircraft at various locations, including 100 at its Renton plant, some ten kilometers from the Boeing field.
According to Bloomberg, the planes need about $ 2000 a month to store and Boeing 500 stores in different locations around the world.
The FAA set up Boeing's best-selling jet in March after two crashes in which 346 people died
Half of the parking garage has been taken over by the grounded jets, as this aerial photo shows
Business insider reports that the factory only produced more than 50 of the rays per month in April.
& # 39; The world's largest aerospace manufacturer estimates that it has already earned a hit of $ 1 billion due to the grounded fleet and storing each aircraft costs around $ 2000 a month.
Bloomberg Intelligence analyst George Ferguson said the Boeing inventory costs in September would be $ 12 billion.
& # 39; They cannot continue to build and park aircraft indefinitely, & # 39; he said to Bloomberg.
& # 39; We don't think it will come to that, but it will cost a lot of money to park it in the desert. & # 39;
Even after the FAA has lifted its ban on 737 MAX flights, airlines must spend about 100 and 150 hours preparing each aircraft to fly again after being stored, plus time to train pilots on the new software, officials from the three US airlines that operate the jet, said.
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