Boeing Turns to Texas to Store 737 Max Jets as Grounding Lingers
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May 15, 2019 - by Julie Johnsson for bloomberg.com
- San Antonio gets first plane to be parked outside Seattle area
- Factory production continues even as deliveries are halted
Boeing Co. has started storing 737 Max jets at a vast Texas maintenance base as the planemaker continues to churn out the single-aisle aircraft while waiting for regulators to lift a global grounding.
Planespotter Chris Edwards picked up the radar track of the first factory-fresh Max to be parked outside the Seattle area as it headed to San Antonio on Tuesday from a paint shop in California. Boeing spokesman Doug Alder confirmed his account...
My latest: @Boeing is starting to store newly built 737 Max at its sprawling maintenance base near San Antonio, Texas where space is no issue. About 100 Max are already tucked into four Puget Sound locales, and the logistics only get trickier. #avgeekhttps://t.co/Ha4zDaCgfD
— Julie Johnsson (@juliejohnsson) May 14, 2019