Tag: 737 MAX

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 […]

It Is Official: Boeing to Temporarily Suspend Production of 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has officially announced that it is temporarily halting the production of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft starting January, 2020. Boeing had made a try by cutting 737 MAX production rates from 52 aircraft per month to the current 42. However, further production without deliveries causes even more trouble. The 737 MAX program has been […]

Boeing Provides Status Update on 737 MAX Progress

Reading Time: < 1 minute “With the rigorous scrutiny being applied, we are confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly”. The Boeing Company has provided an update on the progress of 737 MAX. According to the statement, Boeing has completed one of the five key milestones. It was the FAA eCab Simulator Certification Session […]

Pilots of Southwest Airlines Sue Boeing For Over $100 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) representing over 10,000 pilots of the US airline has filled a lawsuit against the Boeing Company for $100 million over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft. According to the media release issued by SWAPA, pilots are seeking damages in the lawsuit due to the fact that the plane-maker was “deliberately misleading […]

EASA to Lift Boeing 737 MAX in Europe after Its Own Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said it will run its own independent tests to check the Boeing 737 MAX software updates and evaluate its safety before giving European operators permission to fly. The European regulator intends to independently check its counterpart’s from the US, the FAA, verdict on the improvements Boeing made to […]

Boeing MAX ‘Situation’ Costs Airlines $1 Billion Per Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes In March 2019, aviation regulators and airlines around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX airliner after two brand new aircraft crashed in five months, killing 346 people aboard. While the decision was reasonable, it was an expensive one. In its second quarter of 2019 results, Boeing estimated that disruptions, in relation with Boeing 737 […]