China was the first country to ground the 737 MAX globally after a crash in Ethiopia killed 157 people in March.
Now, China's three biggest airlines have requested compensation from Boeing Co. for losses incurred by the grounding and delayed deliveries of 737 MAX jets. China Southern is Asia's largest carrier by fleet size, China Eastern is the country's number two, while Air China is the state flag carrier. Chinese media have previously reported that a combined 96 MAX aircraft were in service among all of China's carriers. The compensation requests come as the US Federal Aviation Administration hosts global regulators in Dallas on May 23 to review 737 MAX software and training proposals from Boeing. Other carriers including Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Ryanair and Flydubai have also asked Boeing for compensation.
Woman suede Boeing for husband loss in a flight
Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots. Boeing is also confronted with compensation requests from individuals who are relative of people killed in the crashes. A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least $276 million in damages. Dozens of families have sued Boeing over the Lion Air crash, and several lawsuits have been lodged over the Ethiopian crash.