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Boeing’s Max 10 Regulatory Delays Threaten $16 Billion Bonanza

  • Big 737’s window to benefit in jeopardy if FAA approval drags
  • Delta, British Air mull purchases with long waitlist at Airbus
Boeing’s 737 Max 10 prepares to land after its first flight in Seattle in June 2021.
Boeing’s 737 Max 10 prepares to land after its first flight in Seattle in June 2021.Photographer: Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg

Boeing Co. may be moving to Washington, but right now it needs Washington to move.

Regulatory delays are bogging down the launch of a new jet model with an estimated $16 billion in potential orders, threatening the planemaker’s comeback in the critical market for midsize jets. With Airbus SE holding a lopsided sales lead, repairing relations with regulators and lawmakers is crucial for Boeing as it shifts headquarters to the nation’s capitol after two decades in Chicago.