Donald Trump has a clear opinion on the problems with the U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing "aircraft are much too complicated to fly to you", complained to the US President on Tuesday on Twitter. The was dangerous. Instead of pilots, you need to know nowadays computer specialists. "I don't want to, that Albert Einstein is my Pilot."
Perhaps because of this fundamental scepticism, Trump made time for his decision on whether the United States should close its airspace for the Boeing machines of the type 737 Max 8. Only on Wednesday afternoon (local time) imposed a ban on U.S. President, a start-up. All machines of this type would have to remain with immediate effect on the ground, said Trump and announced that a notice from the U.S. aviation authority FAA. After the second crash of this type of aircraft, within a few months, and hundreds of fatalities, the pressure was all grown up, do the authorities in Europe, Australia and Parts of Asia, and pull out all the identical machines.
at the same time Boeing said yourself that you have recommended to the FAA a temporary runway for all the planes of the 737 Max series in the world. Be affected", the entire global fleet of 371 737-Max-aircraft". Boeing emphasised, however, that it was purely a precautionary measure.
Also from his own party Trump had been afflicted
Several members of Congress, also Trumps the Republican party, had previously called for the operation of the aircraft for so long, until it is clear whether there is a fundamental Problem with the machine. Also, flight attendants in the United States called for a prohibition of the Max, until the cause of the plane crash in Ethiopia stand firm, on Sunday 157 people died.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
And yet hesitated to Trump order. After all, it is nothing less than the Prestige of American air travel. So, the President according to media reports, in a telephone conversation with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was initially calm. To have assured Trump that the machines are absolutely safe, and he prohibition of a start of dispense machines.
the FAA, which is actually considered to be particularly strict in such matters, even in the case of domestic aircraft manufacturers, has reiterated its Position, as many countries had already acted. After Review of all available data, we see no basis for a ban, said the aviation authority on Tuesday. The Tests had not revealed any fundamental problems with the aircraft. The US airlines, Southwest and American Airlines used their Max, therefore, continue. And, although just five months before the accident on Sunday in Ethiopia, already a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Indonesia had crashed; there 189 people died.
Is it a system error?
The biggest concern of Boeing is that a system fault is present in this type of aircraft. This could be possibly with a Software Update quickly to correct, but there could also be time-consuming and expensive repairs due. The damage to our image, however, is so or so has occurred – a dangerous development in an industry that thrives on the trust of their customers. Since statistics are of little help, according to which the number of deaths in aircraft crashes has been falling since the 1970s, and since last year, to a historic low. Or that it has been ten years in the USA, no serious misfortune in the civil aviation.
The share of the Boeing group, spends each year millions of dollars for lobbying in Washington, Wednesday already sharply fallen. The current crisis represents one of the greatest tests for CEO Muilenburg. The decision Wednesday was long overdue.
But for Trump, the flies always with a Boeing 747 named "Air Force One" to the world, a lot of the game. The world's largest aircraft manufacturer, employs tens of thousands of people, many suppliers are from the development at Boeing. A renewed crisis in the group would not be good news for the President, who prides himself so much with the economic Successes of his country. At the same time he could not stand but also as the one who puts the safety of its citizens.
Canada had previously imposed a no-fly
Especially since other countries had long-established facts. As one of the last countries, the U.S. neighbor Canada had decided on Wednesday afternoon to get the Max out of the sky. The "New York Times" quoted a former FAA managers with the words, in fact, the whole aircraft was pulled from the market. "If all of these countries block their airspace for the planes, but none of what allow the United States."
After the flight ban over Europe and many other countries, Boeing must be expected, meanwhile, with substantial claims for damages by the affected airlines. A spokesman for the Airline Norwegian announced to the business portal e24.no, you'll have to send Boeing "the entire bill". The low-cost airlines, with 18 machines, the largest operator of the model in Europe and had to cancel on Wednesday, more than a dozen flights.
The airlines and the tourism group Tui in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden, which operate together 15 Max, were able to perform, according to a speaker at the Wednesday all scheduled flights. This had to be part of aircraft of other air transport companies hired.
passengers can rebook
the Affected passengers have, in principle, entitled to a rebooking or refund and must be cared for, if you are already at the airport, by the airlines. A claim for compensation under the EU passenger rights regulation, which provides for, depending on the length of the planned flight track equalization payment of up to 600 Euro, from the perspective of the air traffic law expert Ronald Schmid, speaks of the plane for the air passengers ' rights-Fair, but not for clear case-law of airspace closures or flight bans for certain types of aircraft are no reasons attributable to the airline.More about
After crash in Ethiopia, a United States flight ban on Boeing 737 Max
For the manufacturer, Boeing, which is the Max in a hard competition with the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft of the rival Airbus, impose now mean the two crashes and the flight ban is a major setback. With 5012 orders for the Max, it is significantly behind the competitors: From the Airbus A320-neo family, for the 6501 orders are available, are already flying 687 copies.