Boeing says delays in the approval of 737 MAX could affect production

(Add details about Seattle area meetings) By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, Dec. 5 (Reuters) - Significant additional regulatory requirements or delays in returning Boeing Co's 737 MAX to commercial service could cause it to temporarily cut or suspend production of the plane, it said in a letter published Oct. 18. In your letter to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In the US, Boeing said it does not expect order cancellations of 737 MAX due to the grounding of its best-selling single-aisle aircraft to have a significant impact on revenue or profits. He cited the size of the 737 order book and its ability to change the planned delivery dates of the customer. Boeing's letter was a response to SEC requests to clarify the company's comments in previous financial presentations on the 737 MAX basis related to revenue and production. The correspondence was published in the Edgar file system on Thursday. Boeing, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, is trying to rebuild trust with customers, regulators and the public that is flying in the wake of the twin 737 MAX accidents within five months that killed 346 people. Boeing has said that additional delays or a cut in production are possible, as regulators around the world evaluate the 737 MAX, including the proposed update of Boeing software at the center of accidents and complementary training materials. Boeing said last month that it expected the Federal Aviation Administration to lift the base in mid-December, although it did not expect the agency to complete its review of the revised training requirements until January. In the October letter, Boeing also said it does not expect a shortage of space to store parked 737 MAX aircraft, which continue to leave its factory in the Seattle area, would limit its ability to continue production. The content was published one day after Boeing concluded two days of meetings with consultants, pilots and other select aviation leaders that it organized in the Seattle area to discuss preparations for the 737 MAX, according to an invitation seen by Reuters and a person who attended the meetings The events included a demonstration in a flight simulator, meetings with executive director Dennis Muilenburg and other Boeing executives, and a tour of the 737 factory in Renton, south of Seattle, the person added. The media were not invited to the two-day summit. Boeing was planning a separate session with journalists at a later date, a Boeing spokesman said. (Report by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; edition of Dan Grebler and Paul Simao) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)