Three of the largest Chinese airlines have formally sought compensation from Boeing over the grounding of the 737 MAX.

Air China has confirmed that it is now seeking for Boeing to provide some form of payment over the losses it has endured in terms of revenue from the grounding of its 16-strong MAX fleet.

China Southern and China Eastern have also filed compensation claims with Boeing over the handling of the incident.

China Eastern doesn’t operate the MAX aircraft, but its China Eastern Yunnan subsidiary currently has four in storage, and its Shanghai Airlines subsidiary has eleven grounded.

No indication has been given as to when the MAX aircraft will return to the skies. Boeing stated on 16 May that it completed the software update development of the MAX, and is now working with the FAA to schedule its certification for flight testing.

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