Boeing Statement on 737 MAX Postpones (re)Entry Into Service Not Before Mid-2020
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January 22, 2020 - by Ajay for boardingarea.com
Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft can't seem to have enough of the trouble. After being grounded on March 13, 2019, the airframe maker shut down the 737 assembly line, only the second time in its long history, as assembled aircraft piled up across all of Boeing facilities in Washington state.
Not just that, Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems too had about 100 fuselages piling up at their end.
While the last update we received was expecting the aircraft to fly in the first quarter of 2020, which was a jump from sometime late 2019, Boeing has now issued official guidance, postponing the entry of the aircraft to mid-2020. As per the Boeing statement,
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