Boeing’s Assembly Plant Is Shuttered Amid 737 MAX Crisis - Now The Company Has A Falcon Problem
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January 27, 2020 - by Evan Bush for seattletimes.com
Dark days are afoot at Boeing's Renton assembly plant.
The 737 MAX remains grounded, some workers have shuffled off to other job sites and headlines about engineering problems linger after crashes killed hundreds.
But with production of the troubled jet on hold, the company hopes for one last flight — from the creatures who invented the concept.
For about four years, a pair of peregrine falcons has been nesting inside the massive factory where the 737 MAX is assembled, making their home on metal girders several stories above workers. The raptors feed on pigeons and starlings unfortunate enough to flutter through hangar doors.
Wild peregrine falcons rarely live indoors and have not been documented to breed inside, said Bud Anderson, a local raptor expert who has studied the birds for decades.
"I'm not aware of this happening ever before," he said.
Three of the pair's offspring have...