Tag: 737 MAX

Debris in Boeing 737 MAX Fuel Tanks: Saga of Twists and Turns

Reading Time: < 1 minute Never-ending problems of the Boeing 737 MAX have already become a one-year saga of twists and turns. This time Boeing has discovered ‘foreign object debris’ in the fuel tanks of grounded MAX aircraft, Leeham News reported. Following the discovery, Boeing has ordered inspections of its entire grounded 737 MAX fleet, consisting of over 400 planes. […]

Painfully Slow Start to 2020: Boeing Logs Zero Orders in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute New year, fresh start, ZERO ORDERS, same problems. This is the beginning of 2020 at the Boeing Company. This is the report on the month of January which brought the US planemaker zero orders for new planes. For the first time in decades Boeing ended the year of 2019 with a negative order rate. For […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Ryanair Still Believes in Boeing 737 MAX Amid Delays and Losses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair, a Dublin-based low cost carrier, has announced that it is suffering great losses over delays in Boeing 737 MAX deliveries, however, the airline still trusts in this aircraft and is even determined to review its order to get a larger version of the type – MAX 10. The first Boeing 737 MAX, from a […]

Boeing Stops 737 MAX Production and Expects to Fly It Again in Mid-2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is already the tenth month of global Boeing 737 MAX aircraft grounding. According to the estimations of the US planemaker, the 737 MAX planes will begin returning to service by the middle of the year 2020. “This updated estimate is informed by our experience to date with the certification process. It is subject to […]

Malaysia Airlines Halts Deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysia Airlines has announced that it halts deliveries of 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft amid uncertainty over delay of the MAX return to service since grounding in March, 2019. According to the initial plan, the first 737 MAX was due to join airline’s fleet in July, 2020. Therefore, now it is unclear when the airline […]

Boeing Faces 53% Slump in Deliveries During 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Boeing Company has announced the deliveries for the year 2019 – 380 aircraft from across all the commercial aircraft programs. This is a 53% decrease compared to the number of commercial planes delivered in 2018 – 806. After the global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following the two deadly crashes, it was not […]

Spirit AeroSystems to Cut Over 2,800 Jobs Amid 737 MAX Production Halt

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing 737 MAX parts supplier, announced about upcoming workforce reductions due to 737 MAX production halt, uncertainty over its timing and the expected levels of production after it resumes.  In a notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the company said that the first round of lay-offs will affect approximately 2,800 […]

Costly Turn in Boeing 737 MAX Crisis: Pilots Will Need Simulator Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that it will take Boeing some more time to re-certify and take its troubled 737 MAX program off the ground. The time and cost of getting this plane back to service rises as Boeing recommends MAX pilots undergoing simulator training. Before grounding of the 737 MAX, no separate simulator training for already 737 […]

Boeing 737 MAX Hit with Another Safety Issue: Wiring System

Reading Time: < 1 minute Great hopes of the Boeing Company to return its troubled 737 MAX back to service in the 1Q20 may be destroyed again. After the rigorous check in December, a new problem was identified, this time with wiring. Following the two deadly crashes, the entire Boeing 737 MAX fleet was grounded over safety concerns. For nearly […]