17 December, 2019

Boeing halt 737 Max production

The US planemaker Boeing has confirmed it will halt production of its Boeing 737 max aircraft that have been grounded since two of the type crashed due to the flawed MCAS system.

The halt will come in January as is said to be temporary, however, no date has been set for the reintroduction of production.  The firm says it has 400 737 Max aircraft in storage and it would focus on delivering those aircraft to customers, once the type has been cleared to fly by the US FAA and aviation safety bodies around the world.

Boeing has indicated that it would not lay off workers from the soon to be silent 737 Max production lines, however the same will not apply to smaller suppliers and support companies. 

"Safely returning the 737 Max to service is our top priority," Boeing said in a statement, "We know that the process of approving the 737 Max's return to service, and of determining appropriate training requirements, must be extraordinarily thorough and robust, to ensure that our regulators, customers, and the flying public have confidence in the 737 Max updates."

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