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Some industry-watchers speculate the New Midsize Airplane might not be mid-sized at all. Boeing is mum.
The company says total costs for grounded 737 Max will surpass $18 billion.
The nesting pair has lived inside the factory for four years, raising children and eating pigeons.
The plane flew for the first time Saturday. “All flight controls are good, very solid,” one of the pilots reported.
The plane sat on the runway 3 hours through rain and wind before aborting its planned Friday flight.
Planes are more full than ever due to a shortage of them.
The planemaker is grappling with low sales for wide-body aircraft in a market glutted with used models.
The test flight is scheduled for 10 a.m., but that “is an estimate and delays can occur.”
American Airlines said it canceled 10,000 flights in the fourth quarter because of the idled planes.
The program is a year behind schedule due to a problem with the plane’s General Electric engines.
David Calhoun believes passengers will fly on the plane when they see pilots getting on board.
That timetable would be five or six months longer than Boeing predicted for the grounded 737 late last year.
Retired workers are on the job in Moses Lake. The deal lets them keep their pension benefits.
The service has reminded the new CEO that it’s not happy with Boeing’s aerial-refueling tanker program.
The issue concerns a program that verifies whether monitors tracking key systems are working properly.
The airline will drop about 330 flights each weekday from its normal 4,000 daily flights.
The committee differed sharply with legislators who are investigating Boeing and the FAA.
Employees bragged about fooling the FAA about pilots needing only computer training for the new 737 Max.
The company reported more cancellations than new orders in 2019.
Having the pilots do simulator training would have undercut a critical selling point of the jet.