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The aircraft was grounded in mid-March following two deadly crashes but could return to the air on a staggered schedule in different countries.
The suspension of testing comes as Boeing is in the process of completing changes required by regulators to lift a flight ban on the 737 MAX.
The higher costs will reduce the margin for the 737 programme, Boeing’s largest source of profit and revenue, in the second quarter and future quarters.
Boeing head Dennis Muilenburg expects the 737 MAX to return to service this year.
Emirates has partnerships with low-cost carrier FlyDubai, which has more than a dozen Max planes in its fleet and many more due to be delivered.
Combined approval from authorities across the globe affirming that the jet is safe to fly will help restore bruised consumer confidence.
Airbus is still facing problems ramping up deliveries of the A321, its biggest narrow-body, amid issues with the highly customised cabin.
Boeing has come under global scrutiny along with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that must approve the software fix and new training.
According to sources, VietJet is also expected to sign a major jet deal with Boeing on the sidelines of the Trump-Kim summit.
Due to supplier glitches like airframes shipped hours late or out-of-sequence, Boeing now expects to deliver fewer of the 737s than it makes during the third quarter of the year.
Volga-Dnepr signed a letter of intent to buy 29 of the 777s and confirmed a US$2 billion order for five 747-8 freighters.
The two firms are in talks to hammer out a 12-year contract to service Malaysia Airlines’ new Boeing MAX and Dreamliner fleet in Sepang.