The CEO of Boeing has issued a “risk” warning, stating that possible regulatory concerns could force the company to scrap its 737 Max 10 aircraft.
The business has until the end of the year to get US officials to approve the passenger plane.
The effort to win approval, according to chief executive Dave Calhoun, was “a little bit of an all-or-nothing” situation.
The newest and largest aircraft in the 737 family is the Max 10, which has come under scrutiny following two catastrophic incidents.
Mr. Calhoun stated in an interview with Aviation Week magazine that he still anticipated a positive conclusion because Boeing intended to advocate for itself before the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US Congress.
“If you go through the things we’ve been through, the debts that we’ve had to accumulate, our ability to respond or willingness to see things through, even a world without the [737 Max] 10 is not that threatening,” he said.
“I do not expect [to cancel the program], and I don’t want anybody to think that. It’s just a risk,” he added.
A Boeing spokesperson confirmed Mr. Calhoun’s comments to the BBC.