The last order for a passenger version came in 2017, when the U.S. government asked Boeing to repurpose two 747-8 jetliners for use as the U.S. president’s Air Force One transport plane. After customisation and installation of classified systems, the two aircraft are due to be delivered by December 2024, painted red, white and blue.
JSE-listed airline operator Comair has reported a R555 million half-year net loss. The company is facing tough skies ahead as it looks to claim compensation from Boeing for the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as well pursuing to claim the full outstanding amount owed by SAA whilst implementing cost cutting measure. Comair CEO, Wrenelle Stander joins CNBC Africa for more.
Boeing has pledged $100 million in compensation to the families of the lives lost in the crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 operating their 737 max model, in which a total of 346 lives were lost. One of the lawyers involved in the representation of the Kenyan lives lost in the tragedy, Chege Njoroge of Lesinko, Njoroge & Gathogo Advocates joins CNBC Africa for more.
Boeing makes $100 million pledge to help families and communities affected by deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia
The move appears to be a step toward repairing the image of the world’s largest planemaker, which has been severely dented by the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March just five months after a similar crash of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia.
A Kenyan family has filed a lawsuit in Chicago against American aviation giant Boeing over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.
Boeing has come under intense scrutiny since the crash, the second in five months involving its new 737 MAX 8 model.