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Boeing ditches 737 Max name on new Ryanair plane
日期:2019-07-16 01:20 作者: 来源:BBC 相似文章:0条
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Image copyright Woodys Aeroimages Image caption Before and after images showed the model name "737 Max" had been replaced with "737-8200" A Boeing 737 Max due to be delivered to Ryanair has had the models name changed on the nose of the aircraft, it has emerged. Photos shared on Twitter show a plane in Ryanair colours outside Boeings manufacturing base, with the name 737 Max replaced by 737-8200. It has fuelled speculation that the troubled Max will be rebranded after two fatal accidents led to a worldwide grounding. Boeing and Ryanair have yet to comment. No Max planes have flown since March after issues with its software were linked to crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, which killed 346 people. Ryanair has 135 of the controversial Boeing models on order, the first five of which are due for delivery this autumn. Skip Twitter post by @AeroimagesChris HI-Res Photos: The MAX name has been dropped from the high capacity version of the #737MAX8 that @Ryanair has on order. pic.twitter.com/3q5QBN0TTg— Woodys Aeroimages (@AeroimagesChris) July 15, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @AeroimagesChris Before-and-after images of one of the Ryanair planes have been posted on Twitter account Woodys Aeroimages, which tracks Boeing production. The images show the Ryanair plane, a larger version of the Max 8, at Boeings Renton plant in Washington state. The tweets claimed the pictures showed the original model name had been dropped. Boeing itself has not ruled out rebranding the 737 Max in future, while others have already taken to referring to it by another name. Families cheated of Boeing crash compensation Boeing loses big order for 737 Max aircraft At the Paris airshow last month, International Airlines Group, which owns British Airways, announced plans to buy 200 Max planes at a discount, referring to them as "B737 aircraft". Boeing has yet to convince regulators that updates to its software are enough to ensure the Maxs safety. and last month the US Federal Aviation Administration, which must reapprove the jets for flight, uncovered a new flaw that Boeing estimates will take until at least September to fix. On Sunday, American Airlines said it was extending for a fourth time cancellations of about 115 daily flights. The cancellations will now continue into early November due to the ongoing grounding of the 737 Max. However, the firm added: "American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft this year."