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Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:32 am

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... nd=premium

Pilots from 3 US airlines in December after receiving instructions failed simulator tests. More training may be required than expected. This is a failure of the proposed training program, not of the pilots. Not good news.
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:14 pm

Pretty much what was already known but just made "official" by house investigation. Ironically, I think the airlines couldn't care less about when it flies again based on the drop in demand for air travel.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/06/house-i ... rency.html
 
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:57 pm

piedmontf284000 wrote:
Pretty much what was already known but just made "official" by house investigation. Ironically, I think the airlines couldn't care less about when it flies again based on the drop in demand for air travel.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/06/house-i ... rency.html

Press release and report can be seen here. (hopefully mods will not delete this reference post as they did Calhoun NYT interview).
https://transportation.house.gov/news/p ... -findings-
https://transportation.house.gov/imo/me ... 202020.pdf

House summary:
'....The Committee’s investigation, as detailed in the preliminary findings, focuses on five main areas:
Production pressures on Boeing employees that jeopardized aviation safety;
Boeing’s faulty assumptions about critical technologies, most notably regarding the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS;
Boeing’s concealment of crucial information from the FAA, its customers, and pilots;
Inherent conflicts of interest among authorized representatives, or ARs, who are Boeing employees authorized to perform certification work on behalf of the FAA; and
Boeing’s influence over the FAA’s oversight that resulted in FAA management rejecting safety concerns raised by the agency’s own technical experts at the behest of Boeing......'


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Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:41 pm

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKBN20S2SS

FAA Head Dickenson suggests Max Certification flights might be still "just a few weeks away" at an Aviation conference March 5th , as reported by Reuters and also NYT.
 
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:40 pm

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/re ... spartanntp

Interim report on ET302 expected by Tuesday.

Promises to be interesting.

Key point will be how blame is parcelled out.
 
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:39 pm

WSJ reporting prelim FAA decision is in favour of wiring changes. TC also in favour of wiring changes.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/faa-poised ... 1583704341
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:35 pm

The Ethiopian report is out. Defective AOA sensor triggered the chain of events.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ethiopia- ... -1.5490763
 
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Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:58 pm

Boeing intends to draw the full amount of their ~$14 billion loan and will institute a hiring freeze: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-p ... 02730.html
 
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Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:06 pm

Boeing will perform the wiring bundle separation modification on all MAX airframes as part of the Return to Service process: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKBN20Y3E3
 
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Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:42 pm

Looks like the Feds are after Mark Forkner by interviewing FAA officials he dealt with and did not provide them with any information on MCAS.

Sorry...behind a paywall

https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-faa-of ... 1584052679
 
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Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:31 am

Transport Canada certified MAX in 2017 despite not getting answers from FAA / Boeing on MCAS questions posed in 2016

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/boeing ... -1.5492306
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:39 am

In spite of the title of the article, buried within the financial measures to deal with COVID-19, was an item that said Air Canada has concluded negotiations with Boeing on compensation for the MAX grounding:

https://canadianaviationnews.wordpress. ... -covid-19/

In its news release dated February 18, 2020, Air Canada disclosed that it was in discussions with Boeing to settle the terms of an arrangement in relation to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. These discussions have now concluded, however, as the terms of the arrangement are subject to confidentiality restrictions, Air Canada will not be disclosing its terms.
 
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:08 am

Reports this evening of a restart in production in May, COVID-19 dependent.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/boeing- ... s-say.html
 
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Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:25 pm

Leeham reported under Scott Hamilton's by-line:

Barring further issues, the FAA Type Inspection Authorization for the MAX is targeted for the second half of May, LNA learned.

This is a critical step in recertifying the airplane.

Also barring more unexpected events in a year filled with them, Boeing should resume production of the 737 MAX in May, LNA confirmed.
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Barring any upheavals, certification is now targeted for late June or early July. This timeline fits with Boeing’s plan to resume production in May, about two months ahead of certification. Parties hope for concurrent certification between the FAA, Europe’s EASA and Transport Canada.

Ref: https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/30/ponti ... arget-may/

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Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:48 am

Boeing expected to announce voluntary buyouts to all employees (161000) today. No word where the reductions will occur.

Guess RTS on the 737MAX will not happen this year??


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -employees
 
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:23 pm

Scotron12 wrote:
Boeing expected to announce voluntary buyouts to all employees (161000) today. No word where the reductions will occur.

Guess RTS on the 737MAX will not happen this year??


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -employees


This Bloomberg Article (linked in yours) predicts a 1-3 month slip in RTS as a result of COVID-19.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -challenge
 
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:49 pm

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Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:14 pm

The Seattle Times April 5 & 6 reported that Boeing, in the northwest, was extending the current shutdown indefinitely.
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:38 pm

SELMER40 wrote:
The Seattle Times April 5 & 6 reported that Boeing, in the northwest, was extending the current shutdown indefinitely.


https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... ronavirus/

Very bad news for all Boeing’s employees.
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Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:37 am

2 new software issues, currently making updated, not expected to be big issue or effect RTS.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-m ... 47810.html

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