•   
  •   
  •   

Money Boeing to inspect undelivered 737 Maxes for foreign object debris

10:15  19 february  2020
10:15  19 february  2020 Source:   cnbc.com

Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962

  Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962 Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962The airplane maker, struggling with a crisis that dates back to the second of the two crashes last March, also said it delivered just 13 planes to customers last month. A year ago, it sealed 45 orders after cancellations in January and delivered 46 planes.

Boeing has discovered some of its stored 737 Max planes have foreign objects in the fuel tanks, CNBC's Phil LeBeau reported Tuesday. Boeing also plans to inspect all undelivered 737 Max planes.

Boeing will inspect all 400 stored, undelivered 737 Max planes before they're delivered to customers, Leeham reported. The inspections are reportedly unlikely to delay the plane's return to service. Boeing is already planning to perform extensive maintenance checks and tests on stored aircraft when the

a group of people standing around a plane: A Boeing 737 MAX 9 is pictured outside the factory in Renton, Washington.© Provided by CNBC A Boeing 737 MAX 9 is pictured outside the factory in Renton, Washington.

Boeing has told employees that it discovered foreign-object debris in fuel tanks of “several” 737 Max planes the manufacturer has in storage, CNBC learned Tuesday.

Foreign object debris “is absolutely unacceptable,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes executive Mark Jenks, a vice president and general manager of the 737 program and Renton production facility, according to the company’s website, said in a note to employees. “One escape is one too many.

“With your help and focus, we will eliminate FOD from our production system,” he wrote.

WestJet flight bound for London, England turns back to Calgary over ‘landing gear door issue’

  WestJet flight bound for London, England turns back to Calgary over ‘landing gear door issue’ A WestJet flight headed from Calgary to London, England on Wednesday night was turned around shortly after departing because of a landing gear door issue, a spokesperson for the airline confirmed to Global News. "WestJet flight 1 from Calgary to Gatwick (Airport) with 305 guests on board, made the decision to conduct an air turn back shortly after departure tonight," Lauren Stewart said in an email. Stewart said that the flight was expected to have a "normal landing" in Calgary at about 10 p.m. MT.

Boeing 's crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a new potential safety issue as debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several of the planes. A company spokesman told the BBC: "While conducting maintenance we discovered Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in undelivered 737 Max airplanes

CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports ' foreign object debris ' has been found in some of Boeing 's undelivered 737 Max planes. The company says it will not impact the plane's return to service.

The company plans to investigate the foreign objects in the tanks and said that the discovery won’t impact the plane’s return to service.

“The success of this initiative is dependent on you. We need our entire team to make this a priority. Thank you for your commitment to put safety, quality and integrity into everything we do,” Jenks wrote.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it was aware that Boeing “is conducting a voluntary” inspection for debris in the undelivered aircraft “as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to ensure manufacturing quality.”

“The agency increased its surveillance based on initial inspection reports and will take further action based on the findings,” the agency said in a statement.


Boeing also plans to inspect all undelivered 737 Max planes. Boeing produced some 400 Max planes since the grounding last year until it halted production last month. The company suspended delivery of the new planes after regulators grounded them worldwide in March after two fatal crashes — in Indonesia in October 2018 and in Ethiopia less than five months later — killed all 346 people on the two flights.

Transport minister finally meets with families of Boeing 737 Max crash victims

  Transport minister finally meets with families of Boeing 737 Max crash victims Canadians who lost family members and loved ones when a Boeing 737 Max crashed in Ethiopia almost a year ago finally got their apology from Transport Minister Marc Garneau. The apology was delivered in a private meeting this week in Toronto in which Garneau said he was sorry he did not meet with them sooner, promising to offer them access to mental health services to help with their grief. "They admitted they made a mistake," said Roland Rehhorn whose daughter Angela died in the crash. "They can't take that back." It wasn't the public apology some families had wanted, but satisfied some.

The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019, and debris has "While conducting maintenance we discovered Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in undelivered 737 MAX airplanes currently in storage," a About 400 aircraft must now be inspected . The 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019

Boeing Co. is inspecting more than 400 stored 737 Max jets after discovering debris such as tools or rags in the fuel tanks of several newly built but undelivered aircraft, said a person familiar with the matter. Foreign - object debris “is absolutely unacceptable. One escape is one too many,” Mark

While regulators and Boeing work on resolving issues with the Max that still need to be fixed, no U.S. carrier currently expects the planes to return in time for most of the peak summer travel season.

United Airlines pulled the Max from its schedule until Sept. 4. Meanwhile Southwest Airlines, which had operated more Max planes than any other U.S. airline, removed the jetliners from its schedules through Aug. 10 and American Airlines adjusted its schedules to remove the Max through Aug. 17.


Canada to conduct flight tests on grounded Boeing 737 Max fleet .
The country's top aviation officials said Canada will conduct their own flight tests to examine if the grounded Boeing 737 Max fleet is safe to fly after two deadly crashes.For decades, countries around the world have relied on the United States to take the lead and certify Boeing aircraft, as they are manufactured there. Other countries then validate that work. But Transport Canada says it is putting in place additional measures to give Canada more independence in scrutinizing the 737 Max fleet.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!