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Boeing’s Issues Extend Beyond MAX As Widebody Pressures Rise

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Boeing gave its MAX return-to-service projection a vote of confidence amid clear signs of uncertainty, while moves in its Commercial Airplanes division, including a leadership change, are acknowledgments that the grounded narrowbody is not the manufacturer’s only major problem.

The Chicago-based company still sees initial regulatory approvals for the MAX by year-end—a timeline it laid out in July as part of financial projections to support a $4.9 billion after-tax charge linked to estimated customer compensation. The timeline called for Boeing to hand over the package of MAX software changes, including documentation and revamped training materials, “in the September time frame.” That would pave the way for final validations and return-to service approvals in the U.S. “and other jurisdictions” beginning “early in the fourth quarter.” 

Full report: https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/boeing-s-issues-extend-beyond-max-widebody-pressures-rise

 

PS The Boeing CEO will be facing Congress today. Some very difficult questions will probably be asked. Lets see what answers he comes up with.

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