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r funding bill on Wednesday, one day after the House of Representatives approved a markedly different version.
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also seek to set up protocols for the care of children, improve stand
ards of care centers and provide translation services, provisions not in the Senate version.
上海龙凤1314Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer is hav
ing “ongoing conversations” with airlines about possible reimbursements following the worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jets.上海龙凤1314
The airlines haven’t disclosed how much they are seeking from Boeing, but some analysts peg industrywide losses at about $1 billi
o上海龙凤1314n. In an interview with Axios, Muilenburg didn’t say how Boeing would compensate airlines, but it could be cash, a discount on future orders or additional pilot training and services.
Airlines seeking compensation include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Norwegian Air, Turkish Air, Ryanair, Flydubai and United Airlines.
“Reimbursement isn’t a technical problem,” John Cochran, president of Eaglemark, an aviation consulting firm and pro
fessor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering上海龙凤1314女神会所at Auburn University, told China Daily USA. “It’s a matter of first impression. Some of what Boeing pro
poses to do may be contractual and it’s certainly sound public relations. Boeing wants to keep its customers happy.”
The 10,000-member pilots union for Southwest Airlines said this month it will ask Boeing
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The union hasn’t said how much pilots have lost, but it could be as much as $9 million a month, the Dallas Morning News reported.
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s on Sept 2, but the union said “there is no accurate estimate of when the MAX will return to service.”
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mercial service when the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators say it’s safe to fly.