Airline executives are concerned that widening split between the U.S and Europe regulators will extend the grounding of Boeing 737 Max.
This week EASA urged the Boeing to do more to “improve the integrity” of the Angle of Attack sensors on 737MAX that failed in the two deadly crashes.
Aengus Kelly, head of largest global jet lessor, United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz. and Alexandre de Juniac, leader of the biggest airline trade group expressed that they are “worried and disappointed” by the lack of unity among regulators.
Aircraft-financing pioneer Steven Udvar-Hazy called it “uncharted territory.”
The regulatory discussions, which had been conducted behind closed doors, has come to light after EASA said that the Agency will not rubber stamp FAA approval and conduct its own study of Boeing’s fix on MAX.
“When will this airplane be permitted to fly on a global basis?” said Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of AerCap Holdings NV, in an interview Thursday with Bloomberg TV.