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USThere's No Alternative to the Boeing 737 MAX

23:10  13 march  2019
23:10  13 march  2019 Source:   fool.com

Garuda is canceling its order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

Garuda is canceling its order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Indonesian airline Garuda said Friday that it's canceling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two of them crashed in less than five months. "Our passengers have lost confidence to fly with the Max 8," Garuda spokesperson Ikhsan Rosan told CNN. The Indonesian carrier had ordered 50 of the planes and has already received one of them, according to Rosan. It has sent a letter to Boeing saying it no longer wants to receive the remaining jets on order, he said. It's the latest blow to Boeing over the 737 Max, its bestselling passenger jet.

The 737 MAX entered commercial service in 2017. So far there are about 350 of them flying for various airlines Rather alarmingly, Boeing made changes to the flight control system of the 737 MAX , where the The question is not whether or not you would fly a 736 max . Some pax have no other alternative .

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There's No Alternative to the Boeing 737 MAX© Boeing A rendering of a Boeing 737 MAX 9. The new 737 MAX jet family from Boeing has experienced its second fatal crash in the span of just a few months. Last October, a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 plunged into the sea less than 15 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crashed a few minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 passengers and crew.

In the wake of this second tragedy, many aviation regulators around the world have grounded the 737 MAX, including in China, India, the EU, the U.K., Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore. Although it allowed the 737 MAX to keep flying longer than other countries, the U.S. grounded the planes on Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. FAA will not order immediate grounding of Boeing 737 MAX

U.S. FAA will not order immediate grounding of Boeing 737 MAX ETHIOPIA-AIRLINE/USA-FAA (URGENT):U.S. FAA will not order immediate grounding of Boeing 737 MAX

“If there is a suspicion … that there ’ s not only something inherently wrong with 737 Max 8 aircraft, but there are no Comair, the operator of British Airways and Kulula flights in South Africa, said it has grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 while it consults with Boeing , other operators and technical experts.

Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes are parked near Boeing Co.'s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Washington, in 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). There have been clusters of incidents early in an aircraft’s life where they turned out to be completely safe. And there ’ s simply too much we do not know about

Many travelers, safety officials, and airline personnel are worried about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX and as a result, Boeing stock dropped 11% in the first two days of this week. Let's look at what the recent crash and the grounding of the 737 MAX might mean for Boeing over the next few years.

If something is wrong, it will get fixed

Airline accident investigations take a very long time. It can be weeks before investigators share initial findings, and it typically takes more than a year to complete a final report. Thus, it is important to note that we don't know exactly what caused the Lion Air crash in late October, and we know even less about the Ethiopian Airlines crash, which happened just a few days ago.

French aviation experts see clear links in 2 Boeing crashes

French aviation experts see clear links in 2 Boeing crashes The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were "clear similarities" between this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air crash last October. 

Boeing is likely to launch a new " 737 MAX 10" this year to counter the A321neo' s success. The new model would be close to the A321neo in terms of The fact that Boeing is losing the order race probably explains analysts' hand-wringing. (In the competition between the 737 MAX 9 and A321neo

Boeing designed the 737 MAX family to offer extended range that would open up new destinations in the single-aisle market. Our MAX airline partners are already taking advantage of this capability, offering passengers more nonstop routes and introducing new flights between new city pairs.

Preliminary findings from the Lion Air investigation suggest that a combination of poor maintenance procedures, flight control software that relied too much on a single sensor, and inadequate pilot training may have contributed to the accident. On the surface, Sunday's crash bears some similarities to what happened in October, but there's no firm evidence yet to support any potential explanation for the latest disaster.

In any case, Boeing has been working on a software update that should hopefully prevent a recurrence of the scenario that led to the Lion Air crash. This update is on track to be rolled out to airlines by the end of April at the latest. According to the company, the Boeing 737 MAX is safe as is, and this software update will simply "make an already safe aircraft even safer."

The big takeaway is that Boeing is already taking action to improve the 737 MAX's safety. If investigators discover other issues, Boeing will undoubtedly make more changes to ensure the safety of the 737 MAX.

Transportation Secretary asks department's inspector general to audit FAA's certification of Boeing 737 Max

Transportation Secretary asks department's inspector general to audit FAA's certification of Boeing 737 Max The U.S Department of Transportation on Tuesday asked the agency's watchdog to audit the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, after two fatal crashes of the new and fast-selling Boeing planes in less than five months killed 346 people. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday sent a memo to Calvin Scovel, inspector general for the department, formalizing the request.

The background to Boeing ’s 737 MAX automatic trim. The automatic trim we described last week has a name It’s unique to the MAX because the 737 MAX no longer has the docile pitch characteristics of the I’ve no idea whether the EASA has gaps in its processes or coverage, but if there ’ s any hint of

No one knows for sure—but here is where experts will be looking for clues.

Airbus can't meet the demand

Even if Boeing fixes any vulnerabilities uncovered by the ongoing accident investigations, some observers may wonder if airlines and their customers will trust that the Boeing 737 MAX is truly safe. History suggests that these concerns will eventually fade -- assuming that there are no further 737 MAX crashes similar to the first two. In any case, airlines and travelers don't have much choice, at least in the long run.

There's No Alternative to the Boeing 737 MAX© Boeing A China Southern 737 MAX 8. China is one of many countries that have grounded the jet for now, but it wouldn't be feasible for airlines to abandon the 737 MAX en masse.

Airlines' demand for new, fuel-efficient aircraft -- particular medium to large narrow-bodies like the 737 MAX -- is insatiable. Airbus' A320neo family is the only major competitor.

As of the end of February, Airbus had a backlog of more than 5,800 firm orders for the A320neo family of jets. Even at an increased production rate planned for 2021, Airbus will build no more than 725 a year. At that rate, it would take eight years to fulfill all the existing orders. Any further output increases won't be feasible until at least 2022.

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There is also a small element of lift vectored forward, reducing the lift-induced drag. Boeing is introducing the very latest in advanced winglet technology, the 737 MAX AT Winglet. In addition to the inward, upward and slightly forward lift components of the upper aerofoil, the new lower aerofoil

The Boeing 737 MAX is the fastest-selling plane in company history. Through September, Boeing has taken orders for 4,783 737 MAX aircraft. A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8. (Not the aircraft involved.) Flickr/Bathara Sakti. Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning."

Thus, Airbus can barely keep up with half of the market's demand. It would take many years for the company to raise output enough to make even modest market-share gains (as measured by output). As a result, most airlines that have ordered the Boeing 737 MAX have no reasonable alternative -- they can't all switch to Airbus. Meanwhile, the 737 MAX and A320neo will be so widespread a decade from now that it will be extremely hard for most travelers to completely avoid either type.

Lessons from the 787 Dreamliner

This isn't the first time in recent years that a Boeing model has been grounded. In 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators worldwide grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for four months after the lithium-ion batteries in multiple 787s caught fire within weeks of one another other.

Boeing designed a workaround to reduce the risk of fire and contain any fires that might break out. That said, investigators never discovered the underlying cause of the fires. To make matters worse, another Dreamliner caught fire just two months after the fleet returned to service.

Nevertheless, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is on track to become the best-selling wide-body aircraft in history. Furthermore, 2013 was by far the Boeing 787 family's best year of sales in the past decade (albeit helped by the introduction of the 787-10 model). Clearly, airlines didn't have much hesitation about doubling down on the 787 soon after the battery fires.

Boeing will keep building new 737 Max planes as it scrambles to get them back in the air

Boeing will keep building new 737 Max planes as it scrambles to get them back in the air As Boeing works to restore its troubled 737 Max fleet to service, it will continue building the planes. The 737 Max is the company's bestselling jet and remains in huge demand, despite two recent fatal crashes. Boeing announced its decision late Thursday. The planes were grounded for an indefinite period globally this week in the wake of the incidents — a crash in October by Lion Air in Indonesia, and a crash Sunday involving Ethiopian Airlines.

The Boeing 737 MAX uses 37% less fuel per trip compared to the Boeing 757-200, which currently makes up the bulk of the Icelandair fleet, and 14 The 737 MAX also leaves a 40% smaller noise footprint than its predecessors, even though the engines are more powerful. This is due, both to a new

Most jets cruise near their maximum speed, so there ’ s little available speed in reserve to lower the overall flight time. The second Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is prepared for first-flight on Boeing 's Renton, Wash. factory line on December 7 The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 takes to the skies on Jan.

Of course, the parallels between 2013 and today are not perfectly identical. Luckily, the Dreamliner fires did not cause any fatalities. (One occurred on an empty aircraft.) Additionally, the 787 family is far more specialized than the 737 MAX in terms of its capabilities. Still, all signs point toward the recent tragedies involving the Boeing 737 MAX as having little or no long-term impact on the company's financial results.

This story has been updated to include the news that the U.S. grounded Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft.

Adam Levine-Weinberg has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Justice Department issues subpoenas in criminal investigation of Boeing.
US Justice Department prosecutors have issued multiple subpoenas as part of an investigation into Boeing's Federal Aviation Administration certification and marketing of 737 Max planes, sources briefed on the matter told CNN. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The criminal investigation, which is in its early stages, began after the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max aircraft operated by Lion Air in Indonesia, the sources said.

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