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Boeing halting 737 Max Production   Travel by Plane

Started Dec-16 by Gimmie Coffee Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 166 views.

Boeing is halting production of the embattled 737 MAX starting in January

Boeing has announced that it will suspend production of the 737 MAX starting in January as it waits for the embattled plane to be recertified to return to service.

The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March after two fatal crashes — a Lion Air jet into the Java Sea in October 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines plane near Addis Ababa in March — killed 346 people. But getting the plane back in the air has proven immensely difficult for Boeing (BA), causing major financial and reputational issues for the company.



Boeing has about 400 of these things parked, newly made, never used, stopping production (after current line is finished) only makes very good sense.

I agree, it really does.  Hopefully this will get straigtend out soon, but I'm not holding my breath.

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 Previously undiscovered safety issues with the grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft have been uncovered during a review process, company officials have confirmed.

The 737 Max was grounded by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in March after two crashes killed a total of 346 people. Investigations of the crashes led to the discovery of flaws in its automated flight software, which the company has ordered been to fix.

But the New York Times reported Sunday an internal audit demanded by the FAA and carried out in December has revealed previously unreported concerns with the wiring that helps control the aircraft's tail.

Citing an unnamed Boeing engineer and three people "familiar with the matter," the Times said Boeing is looking at whether two bundles of critical wiring are too close together and prone to short-circuiting, which could lead to a crash if pilots do not respond correctly.

The newspaper said Boeing is still trying to determine whether that scenario could actually occur on a flight and, if so, whether it would need to separate the wire bundles in the existing Max fleet.

A company spokesman Monday confirmed the report to CNN, telling the broadcaster, "Our highest priority is ensuring the 737 Max meets all safety and regulatory requirements before it returns to service. We are working closely with the FAA and other regulators on a robust and thorough certification process to ensure a safe and compliant design."