By combining they’re aiming to create more efficient aircraft that will reduce emissions
Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile.
As part of a plan to build 63 aircraft in its A320 family of planes per month, Airbus will increase to seven airplanes monthly by early next year.
Boeing expects to temporarily shut down production of the Max, grounded for nearly 10 months.
Aerospace giant continues to struggle with crisis surrounding the Max, grounded last March after two crashes that killed 346 people.
Major structural elements are assembled and the rocket plane is standing on its own landing gear.
Recommendation is based on changes to the plane, test results and a commitment to the safe return of the Max.
The wiring issue came to light after the Federal Aviation Administration asked Boeing to audit key systems on the Max after two crashes in which new software and faulty sensors were implicated
The federal government banned the 737 Max from the skies last March following two fatal crashes in five months
The labour disruption by roughly 100 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers began Dec. 31