Boeing announced earlier today that they will halt the production of the 737 MAX aircraft in January 2020, as the aircraft’s return to service timeline slipped up again and the FAA said that they still had a lot of work to do before the aircraft could get back into the air.
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At an employee event on Friday, Boeing has revealed the biggest variant of the 737 MAX family, which it intends to be the largest version of the 737 MAX family, competing with the A321neo
Emirates made an announcement of a truncated order with Boeing, replacing 30 777X aircraft with 30 787-9 aircraft.
Boeing has announced some major moves, which could have a hint about its current state of affairs. The aircraft maker has postponed the first delivery of the 777X, and will also cut down the production rates of the 787 aircraft.
Boeing CEO Kevin McCallister has been let go off immediately, being replaced by another Boeing executive as the CEO of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes division.
Some updates on the Vistara 787-9. Seems Vistara has moved to get their first 787 airframes within the year rather than wait till next year. Their first 787-9 arrived from the paint shop back to Everett just this morning.
Boeing and Airbus, both competing for the airframe for the world’s longest flight, have turned in their bids for the equipment that can fly between London and Sydney. But there are interesting developments at both airframe makers, which may determine the fate of who will fly the longest flight eventually.
Boeing announced their second quarter results yesterday. Boeing expects the 737 MAX to come back in service by the end of this year, or otherwise, they will have to reduce production, or even shut down the line for a while perhaps. On the 777X, they expect the aircraft to have a delayed entry into service now due to engine issues.
The Boeing 737 MAX seems to be undergoing a quiet rebranding, with a Ryanair aircraft emerging at the Boeing facilities which are branded as 737-8200.
Boeing is using every available space at its Renton factory, delivery centre in Paine field and now also at its Texas Maintenance base to store the 737 MAX. It has now parked 6 737 MAX aircraft in a staff car park at the delivery centre in Paine Field, Seattle.
Day 3 of the Paris Airshow was supposed to be a washout, given the rain predictions for yesterday. But it was not, eventually and the weather held up very well for a great day of order announcements, amongst other stuff at the Paris Airshow. Boeing and Airbus had their big moments on Day 1 and 2, so the Paris Airshow 2019 Day 3 was more for the regional players, such as Embraer, ATR and others who would get down to making announcements. ATR launches a Short TakeOff & Landing version of the ATR42 Turboprop manufacturer ATR, which is a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo launched a new version of their regional plane, the ATR 42, which can use runways…