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Old 1st Dec 2019, 23:44
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Two different things.

The aircraft already delivered will, by definition, have been issued with C of As, albeit they can't currently fly because there's an AD grounding the type.

Undelivered aircraft, on the other hand, won't be able to fly even after the grounding of the type is lifted, until they get a C of A.

Obviously both groups will be subject to any AD issued to require implementation of post-MCAS mods, but that's a different issue.
I beg to differ : both category of aircraft have been built and flown under the same C of A. The fact that some were to be delivered - as opposed as had already been delivered - doesn't change the issue.
Where do you draw the line ?
Some of the 'undelivered' aircraft are already owned by client airlines.
Or do you make a difference because some have already flown passengers ?
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