The FAA chief tells Boeing’s CEO to BACK OFF on predictions of the 737 MAX's return
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December 15, 2019 - by seattletimes for post-gazette.com
- FAA is concerned that Boeing continues to pursue a return-to-service schedule that is not realistic
Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at FAA headquarters in Washington on Thursday to tell him to pull back on public statements about an imminent return to service for the Boeing 737 MAX.
Meanwhile, American Airlines announced that with the MAX's return already slipping by at least another month, it's pushing the MAX out of its schedule until early April.
Boeing has repeatedly said it expects FAA clearance for the MAX to fly commercially again by year end. Mr. Dickson on Wednesday said publicly that the schedule for approving a return to service had slipped into 2020.
Mr. Dickson called for the meeting, also...
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