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by Raymond Hall
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Finally, a little light at the end of the tunnel: Boeing 737 Max could be recertified before midyear, FAA says The head of the Federal Aviation Administration has told airlines that it could lift a flight ban on the Boeing 737 Max before midyear, ahead of the manufacturer’s new timeline that it shar...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Today's New York Times: Boeing Pushes Back 737 Max Return Again The company told airlines it did not expect regulators to approve the plane to fly until June or July, the latest in a string of setbacks. The return of Boeing’s 737 Max has been delayed again. On Tuesday, the company said it did not ex...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Delayed to June 30th... Air Canada, WestJet scrub Boeing 737 Max from schedules until June MONTREAL - Canada's two biggest airlines pushed back the return of the beleaguered 737 Max after airplane maker Boeing Co. said it did not expect regulators to green-light the jet for takeoff until the middle ...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Ninth delay...From today's Winnipeg Free Press... WestJet removes grounded Max from schedule until June 24 on advice from Boeing CALGARY - WestJet Airlines Ltd. says is removing Boeing's grounded 737 Max jet from flight schedules through June 24 following the manufacturer's latest guidance about reg...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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From CNN this morning... Boeing has officially stopped making 737 Max airplanes The assembly line in Renton, Washington, has stopped building Boeing's bestselling plane, the company confirmed late Monday. Boeing announced plans to temporarily halt production for an undetermined period in December, b...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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From CNBC today: Boeing is in talks to borrow $10 billion or more as 737 Max crisis wears on Boeing is in talks with banks to secure a loan of $10 billion or more, according to people familiar with the matter, as the company faces rising costs stemming from two fatal 737 Max crashes. The company has...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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The oft-quoted statement of George Santayana comes to mind: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." From today's New York Times—offer safety as an "option," for a price, then if the option is not purchased, blame the pilots for the outcome... How Boeing’s Responsibility in a...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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More, from the Boeing e-mails recently provided to Congress: Boeing Mocked Lion Air Calls for More 737 Max Training Before Crash Indonesia’s Lion Air considered putting its pilots through simulator training before flying the Boeing Co. 737 Max but abandoned the idea after the planemaker convinced th...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Has the bad news finally hit bottom? From today's New York Times: Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. and ‘Clowns’ Who Designed 737 Max The company expressed regret at the embarrassing communications it sent to investigators on Thursday, which included a comment that “this airplane is designed by clowns,...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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From Bloomberg News: Boeing faces US$5-billion tab on 737 Max simulator training Boeing Co.’s costs would rise an estimated US$5 billion if pilots need to get simulator training before flying the 737 Max, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. That would nearly double the US$5.6 billion that Boeing ha...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Boeing's 180 — from today's New York Times: In Reversal, Boeing Recommends 737 Max Simulator Training for Pilots The company had long maintained that the training wasn’t needed to fly the plane, which was grounded after two deadly crashes. From its inception, Boeing’s 737 Max was designed to save ai...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Another Boeing 737 disaster. From the video released on CNN, it would appear that the aircraft was engulfed in flames, big time, immediately after take-off... Ukrainian Airlines plane crashes in Tehran shortly after takeoff A Boeing 737 plane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed shortly after t...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Another headache: Ukrainian Airlines plane crashes in Tehran shortly after takeoff A Boeing 737 plane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran early Wednesday local time, Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Most passengers on boa...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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From today's Wall Street Journal: Boeing Considers Raising Debt as MAX Crisis Takes Toll Compensation and maintenance costs rise as grounding stretches toward one-year mark Boeing Co. BA -0.34% is considering plans to raise more debt to bolster finances strained by the grounding of its 737 MAX, acco...
by Raymond Hall
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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And the beat goes on—a new problem: wiring; from today's New York Times: It’s Not Just Software. New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max. The company and regulators are looking into everything from the wiring on the plane to its engines. Even as Boeing inches closer to getting the 737 Ma...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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An interesting take on the genesis of the Corporate demise—from an on-line publication, Quart: The 1997 merger that paved the way for the Boeing 737 Max crisis Late in the summer of 1997, two of the most critical players in global aviation became a single tremendous titan. Boeing, one of the US’s la...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Today, from the British newspaper, The Telgraph: Boeing surrenders crown of world’s biggest plane maker to Airbus after 737 Max crisis Airbus has trounced Boeing to become the world’s biggest aircraft maker as the US aerospace giant continues to grapple with the fallout from the grounding of its 737...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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So now the challenge is restoring public confidence...from this evening's New York Times: Boeing Can’t Fly Its 737 Max, but It’s Ready to Sell Its Safety The company knows travelers are wary of its plane, so it has prepared presentations with strategies for airlines to help win back the public’s tru...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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A very insightful analysis, from Bloomberg news. Excerpt here, but a read of the full story is beneficial: Boeing’s Push to Make Training Profitable May Have Left 737 Max Pilots Unprepared An emphasis on the bottom line disrupted decades of productive communication between pilots, engineers, and des...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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The ONLY surprise with this announcement is that it took so long to be made! From today's Washington Post: Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg fired as board seeks ‘to restore confidence’ in wake of 737 Max crisis Muilenburg will be replaced by Board Chairman David L. Calhoun Jan. 13 Aerospace ...
by Raymond Hall
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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From today's New York Times: At Boeing, C.E.O.’s Stumbles Deepen a Crisis Dennis Muilenburg’s handling of the 737 Max grounding after two fatal crashes has angered lawmakers, airlines, regulators and victims’ families. In a tense, private meeting last week in Washington, the head of the Federal Avia...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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CTV News, noon today: United pulls 737 Max until June, adding to Boeing woes NEW YORK -- United Airlines says the Boeing 737 Max has been pulled from its flight schedule until June, the latest in a string of troubling news plaguing the airplane manufacturer. The developments follow Boeing's announce...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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From CNN this morning... Boeing hit with another lawsuit over troubled 737 Max London (CNN Business)An Irish company that sells and leases aircraft has filed a lawsuit seeking to cancel an order for 22 of Boeing's 737 Max jets and collect at least $185 million in damages. The company, Timaero, alleg...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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Boeing MAX Virus Spreads Through the Economy—from today’s Wall Street Journal: GE’s 737 MAX Problem Just Got Bigger Boeing’s production halt could push the conglomerate’s quarterly cash-flow losses into the billions GE makes all of the Boeing MAX’s engines through a joint venture with France’s Safra...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 260
Views: 34985

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From this morning's Globe & Mail: Boeing suppliers brace for potential suspension of 737 Max production Boeing Co suppliers, customers and financiers braced on Monday for a possible freeze in Boeing 737 production for the first time in more than 20 years as the grounding of the best-selling Max look...

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