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Unlike Boeing, makers of components and parts cannot easily absorb the cost of an assembly shutdown.
Dave Calhoun is entrusted with turning around a company that has been widely censured for arrogance.
The newly released emails suggest a troubling culture that prioritized saving money over safety.
Apologetically, the company released communications that also reveal contempt for regulators and airlines.
The company expects to conduct further layoffs “later this month” at two factories in Oklahoma.
At issue are tracks that guide the movement of control surfaces on the front of the wings on 737s.
By the time airport authorities set out to investigate the errant coyote, it had taken off.
In one exchange, an employee told a colleague they wouldn’t let their family ride on a 737 Max.
Iranian officials asked the U.S. and Canada to share their evidence of a missile hitting the jetliner.
The crash happened just hours after Iran launched a missile attack against bases housing U.S. troops.
It’s nearly double the $5.6 billion Boeing had committed to cover costs from the jetliner’s grounding.
The flight was en route to Ukraine when a fire apparently struck one of its engines.
The recommendation is based on changes to the plane, test results and a commitment to the safety.
Electrical wires were found too close together, raising the potential for pilots to lose control.
As 737 production comes to a halt, workers will be temporarily transferred to the 767 and 777 programs.
The company gave a 25% pay raise exclusively to its nonunion pilots. Union pilots didn’t like that.
The Wall Street Journal reports that costs stemming from the Max grounding are increasing.
The airline estimated that the grounding of the Max 737 will cut its pretax income by $540 million.
With loss of a previous strategic advantage, this disastrous year will be followed by a precarious 2020.
Mike Luttig was Boeing’s general counsel from 2006 until this spring.