The three main Chinese airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, and Air China, have sent a formal request to Boeing for compensation for the cost of grounding their 737 MAX and the postponements of deliveries.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) was the first to order the country’s airlines to suspend Boeing 737 MAX 8 commercial operations following Ethiopian Airlines crash.

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Civil Aviation Administration of China orders the country’s airlines to suspend Boeing 737 MAX 8 commercial operations following Ethiopian Airlines, and previously Lion Air, crashes involving this type of aircraft.
 

On March 13, 2019, three days after Ethiopian Airlines crash, Norwegian Air Shuttle was the first affected company to publicly consider compensation. Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, a spokesperson for the low-cost carrier told e24.no that it would claim compensation from the plane manufacturer: "We will send the full bill to Boeing. Norwegian should not be penalized economically because a totally new plane cannot fly”.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle said it would “send the bill” to Boeing after it was forced to ground its fleet of 18 737 MAX 8.