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

02:50  15 march  2019
02:50  15 march  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Trump speaks to Boeing CEO following tweets on airline technology President Donald Trump and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg spoke by telephone Tuesday, following Trump's tweet about how flying has become too complicated, according to two sources familiar with the conversation. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Muilenburg has talked to Trump frequently and appeared alongside him several times during the first two years of his presidency. "Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT.

A Southwest Boeing 737 Max 8 prepares to land in Fort Lauderdale. “ It was a terrific conversation,” Mr. Muilenburg told reporters after the meeting, explaining that he had given Mr. Trump “my personal commitment” that Boeing would build new Air Force One planes for less than the billion estimate.

“With every Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 jet now grounded across Canada This is what prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an emergency order keeping the planes on the tarmac. So planes that are in the air will be grounded, if they ’re the 737 MAX , will be grounded upon landing at

Boeing will keep building new 737 Max planes as it scrambles to get them back in the air© JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images

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 announcement that the production line will continue is good news for thousands of Boeing employees — machinists, technical employees and supervisors — who work on the assembly line in Renton, Washington. Boeing would not give the number of workers who specifically work on the Max program. It has 70,000 employees in the state, though not all are involved in manufacturing, and many of those work on planes other than the 737 Max.

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There are over 350 Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes in fleets worldwide, although a growing number of airlines and nations decided to ground them in the wake However, problems could arise if the MCAS system gets erroneous sensor readings. The system automatically pushes the plane 's nose down

Trump GROUNDS all Boeing 737 Max planes - effective immediately - after the US was left as only country in the world still flying them after Ethiopia Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes ; and it always will be. There is no greater priority for our company and

The move is not a surprise. It would be massively disruptive for Boeing to shut production because of the grounding, said Cai Von Rumohr, an aerospace analyst with Cowen. Its suppliers would also be hurt if they couldn't make and deliver the parts and components used by Boeing. And Boeing is trying to ramp up production of the planes to get them to customers as soon as possible. It is currently building about 52 of the 737 Max planes a month.

When the 787 Dreamliner was grounded for three months in 2013 because batteries were catching fire, Boeing kept building that plane as well. The fix for the Dreamliner problem was a more extensive change to that plane than a software update of a safety system. It included the installation of a containment and venting system around the batteries.

Pilots have reported issues in US with new Boeing jet

Pilots have reported issues in US with new Boeing jet Pilots of at least two U.S. flights have complained that their new Boeing jet pointed nose-down automatically. In both cases, pilots say they fixed the problem quickly by disconnecting the autopilot system. The incidents were reported on flights involving Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. Aviation authorities covering more than 40 countries suspended Max flights after the second deadly crash involving a 737 Max 8 in less than 5 months.

Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft bound for Britain have turned back midair after they were banned here in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. I’m hoping to get back on Wednesday now." The CAA said Turkish Airlines turned its planes back so they wouldn't get stuck in the UK, unable to take off again

The Boeing 737 MAX is a narrow-body aircraft series designed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737 , succeeding the Boeing 737 Next Generation

Airlines have no real interest in accepting deliveries of planes they have no ability to fly. Airlines typically pay about 60% of the cost of a plane upon delivery, according to Von Rumohr. So Boeing's revenue figures for the first quarter will probably take about a $1.8 billion hit from the halt in delivery.

But Von Rumohr expects the revenues will end up being recorded in the second quarter. He doesn't think the grounding will be long. "Our guess is weeks and not months," he wrote in a note to clients Wednesday.

Both crashes remain under investigation, but a preliminary investigation of the Lion Air crash showed pilots fighting with an automatic safety system for control of the jet. The system seems to have forced the nose of the jet down in a mistaken belief the plane was at risk of stalling. The US Federal Aviation Administration reported Wednesday that there appear to be similarities in the track of the two fatal flights.

Boeing and the FAA are also working to finalize a software update designed to make the planes safer, which is expected to be done by next month. But in the meantime, the 737 Max jets that had been in service will remain grounded indefinitely — all 371 of them.

Boeing to make standard a warning light that was not on doomed planes.
The indicator light warns pilots of a malfunction that could cause its anti-stall system to activate unnecessarily . require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Investigators believe that anti-stall system, new on the 737 Max, triggered on Lion Air Flight 610, repeatedly forcing down the nose of the plane and leading to the crash.

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