Boeing is reportedly running out of space to store its undelivered, newly produced 737 MAX aircraft and is forced to use its car parking area in Seattle.
Boeing 737 MAX planes were grounded worldwide after the deadly crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines killing 346 people in total. Boeing itself stopped the deliveries of single-aisle aircraft till the jets are technically reevaluated and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Boeing slowed the production of the aircraft and is now facing a bigger problem of storage of the undelivered aircraft. King5, a local Seattle news agency has shown pictures of Boeing using its employee parking area as aircraft storage.
Undelivered New Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft with airline liveries
Boeing’s Seattle Factory with full Storage space on the top and car park area at the bottom
According to Boeing spokesperson,
We are using resources across the Boeing enterprise during the pause in 737 MAX deliveries, including our facilities in Puget Sound, Boeing San Antonio and at Moses Lake.
Since the start of the 737 MAX saga Boeing has lost more than $1 billion. Boeing has reportedly delayed the unveiling of its new 777X aircraft to perfect the safety of the much-discussed folding wings of the jet.