A file picture of American Airways Boeing 737 Max planes.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAmerican Airways executives have informed Boeing they won’t take supply of 17 Boeing 737 Max airplanes until the airline can safe financing to pay for the plane, individuals acquainted with the discussions informed CNBC. The 17 Max planes are already constructed, however won’t be delivered till the Federal Aviation Administration recertifies the plane and removes the grounding order, which is predicted to occur later this summer season or by early fall. When the FAA grounded the Max in March 2019, it meant Boeing was not be allowed to ship the 17 Max planes it had constructed for American. Through the 15 months because the grounding, the financing for among the 737 Max planes expired, leaving them unfunded. The state of affairs means Boeing Capital, which is Boeing’s financing division, must discover a method to prepare financing for these planes. This might contain Boeing Capital shopping for the planes and leasing them to American. One other doable state of affairs might contain third-party plane leasing firms financing the planes in query.Whereas Boeing won’t remark particularly on its discussions with American, or on another order, the corporate informed CNBC: “Our focus continues to be on working with international regulators on the rigorous course of they’ve put in place to securely return the 737 MAX to industrial service. We’re not going to touch upon discussions with our clients. It’s an unprecedented time for our business as operators confront a steep drop in site visitors. We proceed to work intently with our clients to help their operations, whereas balancing provide and demand with the realities of the market.” American has already taken supply of 24 Max planes, and has one other 76 ordered with Boeing. The Wall Street Journal beforehand reported American executives have threatened to cancel a few of its Max orders. These acquainted with the talks informed CNBC the doable cancellation of deliveries solely entails the 17 Max planes scheduled to be turned over to American this yr. Orders for its remaining 59 Max planes haven’t modified and the airline has no plans to cancel them. Earlier this summer season, as American was burning by way of greater than $50 million a day, CFO Derek Kerr stated his airline wouldn’t take supply of recent airplanes until the plane have been financed with phrases much like these the airline loved earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic.The 737 Max, Boeing’s bestseller, has been grounded worldwide within the wake of two crashes that killed 346 individuals. Boeing has since made modifications to a flight-control system in an effort to get the plane recertified and flying once more.—CNBC’s Meghan Reeder contributed to this text.