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
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.
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.
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.
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
SELMER40 wrote:The Seattle Times April 5 & 6 reported that Boeing, in the northwest, was extending the current shutdown indefinitely.
Boeing Co. BA, +0.57% faces criminal and civil scrutiny into years of widespread quality-control lapses on its 737 MAX assembly line, according to people familiar with the details, potentially exposing the plane maker to greater legal liability than previously anticipated by industry and government officials.
The inquiries build on a federal grand-jury investigation into hazardously designed flight-control systems, these people said. As part of the expanded probes, Justice Department prosecutors and federal air-safety regulators have been scrutinizing potentially significant safety problems stemming from 737 MAX production missteps, these people said.
Boeing believes it will resume 737 Max deliveries in the third quarter of 2020, with chief executive David Calhoun saying the company is progressing well through certification work despite challenges posed by coronavirus.
“We currently expect the necessary regulatory approval to allow Max deliveries in the third quarter,” Calhoun says on 29 April. “We are very confident that the process will conclude with the… certification.”
bkmbr wrote:Gol announced yesterday in its April Investor Update that will receive BRL 2.4 billion (around USD 450 million) as compensation for the MAX problems and the restructuring of MAX's order. (sorry the source is only in portuguese)
https://www.aeroin.net/gol-recebera-r-2 ... e-pedidos/
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday said it plans changes to how new airplane models are certified, but will preserve Boeing’s central role in that process — despite criticism that Boeing mistakes in certifying the 737 MAX allowed design flaws that killed 346 people in two crashes.
morrisond wrote:Michael O'Leary is speaking on Bloomberg.
He says Boeing has been keeping him up to date.
He expects Joint FAA/EASA test flights in July.
RTS in North America Sep/Oct
Ryanair to receive first deliveries by Christmas.
A proposed bill to tighten controls on how federal aviation safety regulators oversee and approve Boeing’s design of new jets has been hammered out by a Senate committee after backroom negotiations and a pressure campaign by families of the 346 people who died in two crashes of the 737 MAX.
If passed, the bill would reverse the years-long trend of delegating more and more control of the process to Boeing itself, and would shift the balance of oversight responsibility back toward the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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