With the travel restrictions from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the travel and air industry took a massive hit and slowed down exponentially.
One such aircraft pioneer famously known as Boeing to everyone has taken a severe hit to its business following the lockdown and travel bans worldwide.
Boeing has been in a tough spot even before the pandemic hit the world in 2020. The aircraft giant has been facing many issues with its newer aircraft, especially with the new Boeing 737 MAX, grounded for quite the time following its fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019.
After being grounded for 20 months, American Airlines Co was the first carrier from the United States to resume the flights for Boeing 737 Max.
On Friday, a Boeing 737 MAX American flight 2555 bound for New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport from Miami with 95 passengers and a crew of 6 declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine over a possible mechanical issue.
The issue has been cited to be related to engine oil pressure or volume indicator. Boeing has been facing significant issues related to its MCAS system on the 737 Max, resulting in two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. Fortunately, this recent incident isn’t linked to this system.
With these issues, the aircraft manufacturer can face significant problems in the sales of the 737 max, which would be a massive blow to Boeing considering the business isn’t going too well since the pandemic hit the world.