- Editor’s note: Washington State and the USA export numbers are taking a huge hit until Boeing’s 737 MAX jets are certified and delivered.
“Boeing’s 737 Max troubles threaten booming Seattle-area economy”
“In Renton, just south of Seattle, the suspension of 737 Max production could hit hard. But residents have overcome adversity before,” by Hallie Golden, UK’s Guardian. Read more
“Boeing 737 Max Should Return In 2020 But The Crisis Won’t Be Over”
“The Boeing 737 Max will likely return to service sometime in 2020, but that won’t close the books on one of the aerospace giant’s worst crises in its 103-year history.”
“Other Boeing planes will likely face extra scrutiny too. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has said it will conduct its own “concurrent validation” of the FAA’s certification of the next-generation Boeing 777.
“The UAE’s aviation regulator will review the certification process of the 777X as well, sources told the Wall Street Journal. The UAE’s move is key as it affects the Emirates airline, which is a major 777X customer.
“And that’s for an update to an existing aircraft. How will regulators treat a totally new plane? Boeing has said it’s still considering a midmarket aircraft with a clean-sheet design,” by Gillian Rich, Investor’s Business Daily. Read more
“Spirit AeroSystems (Wichita, KS.) suspends Boeing 737 MAX production”
“Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Spirit AeroSystems is suspending production of 737 MAX components pending Boeing’s resumed production timetable.”
“The company says that Boeing has directed it to stop all 737 MAX deliveries to Boeing beginning Jan. 1 due to Boeing’s announced temporary suspension of 737 production, caused by longer-than-expected re-certification for the aircraft after two 737 MAX crashes caused the aircraft to be grounded in early 2019. Spirit says it will continue to communicate with Boeing regarding the timetable for resuming production,” by Hannah Mason, CompositesWorld. Read more