Boeing has decided to halt production temporarily of its 737 Max airplanes.
Since the crashes earlier in the year, Boeing has continued to produce planes in anticipation of approval by the Federal Aviation Administration for the plane to fly again. Instead, orders have all but ceased for the plane and over 400 aircraft are already sitting as finished goods at Boeing.
Boeing decided to shut down production temporarily, given excess inventory in stock. However, Boeing plans to shift its focus to delivering the planes in inventory. Boeing seeks to minimize long term impact on production and suppliers with this temporary halt.
- 737 Max update: Boeing ‘covered up’ faults in sensor (60 Minutes Australia, May 12, 2019)
- Boeing’s temporary halt on 737 Max production could impact U.S. economy (CBS This Morning, December 17, 2019)
- Boeing to suspend 737 Max production (CBC News, December 16, 2019)
This post is based on the CNN article, Boeing is halting production of the embattled 737 Max starting in January, by Clare Duffy, December 17, 2019, and the YouTube videos listed in the Video Spotlight. Image source: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images
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