It is no secret to anyone the incidents that occurred in Indonesia and Ethiopia attributed to the Boeing 747 Max, which has caused the authorities to prevent the provision of service of this model until a solution is provided by the manufacturer.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), months prior to the Ethiopian Airlines crash, had recorded at least nine complaints and six different problems about the control of the aircraft during the critical moments of the flight.
We must clarify that these complaints are always anonymous, which is why you can not know if some airlines are more affected than others. In this way, reports of security problems can be improved.
After these incidents, many airlines are without service in their usual routes as they rely heavily on the 737 models, and especially the latest generation 737 MAX.
The question is: Will it be the end of Boeing?, Does this mishap with this aircraft will bankrupt the company?. What they have announced after this accident, is that the new software that solves the problem will be distributed in a few weeks. As soon as they obtain the approval of the air authorities, the flights in the Boeing 737 Max can be re-established and for sure they will reactivate their production.
Many of you may think that Boeing is over and it will be the great opportunity of Airbus to build its monopoly but, this is not so feasible in practice since it would be very complicated for Airbus to assume all of the demand in the manufacture of single aisle aircraft as the one that Boeing makes. Do not forget that Airbus is a supplier of Boeing and vice versa, something that should not seem strange to us since in such a complex and high technology industry, this type of relations between the competition is normal.
We must also bear in mind that Boeing manufactures highly successful models, such as the 787 and 777 (whose new version 777x is about to be presented). Boeing sells more aircraft of this type than Airbus, so it will continue to have an advantage in sales and manufacturing.
Boeing’s biggest challenge as a safe manufacturer will be to overcome doubts or distrust in the models of aircraft that it may present in the future.