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Post by sn26567 » 03 Feb 2020, 19:00

Boeing disclosed it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over the B737 MAX accidents, and cautioned that any adverse results could have a further material impact on its financial position.

The planemaker has lined up at least US$12 billion in bank loans and may tap the commercial paper market to counter the cash drain from the B737 MAX crisis. Boeing has the option to increase the facility if it is oversubscribed.

Norwegian is still negotiating with Boeing about B737 MAX compensation. As a result of the grounding, the carrier estimates its reduced profit before tax to take a hit of more than US$100 million.
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Post by sn26567 » 04 Feb 2020, 22:27

Ryanair is in talks with Boeing to buy an unspecified number of B737 MAX 10 aircraft.

Knowing Michael O'Leary, he probably will try to get them for free as a compensation for the non-delivery of the ordered MAX 200s.
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Boeing told US. lawmakers it will not cancel an incentive award for its new chief executive tied to the return of its grounded B737 MAX despite criticism from Congress.

SpiceJet expects a “substantial” profit hit from the grounding of B737 MAX.
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Knowing Michael O'Leary
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Post by sn26567 » 07 Feb 2020, 21:58

Boeing has discovered a new software problem on the grounded B737 MAX, but the company said that the flaw won’t set back the goal of returning the plane to service in mid-2020.
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Post by sn26567 » 11 Feb 2020, 19:14

Boeing said it will take “several quarters” to return the global B737 MAX fleet to the skies following a grounding that has left about 700 planes on the tarmac.

TUI fly no longer expects any B737 MAX in fiscal 2020 due to the grounding.

TUI Group says fiscal 2020 underlying EBIT range updated to between approximately €850 million to €1 billion reflecting full-year B737 MAX grounding costs, partly expected to be offset by current strong trading, other mitigation and a certain level of compensation from Boeing.

Ural Airlines did not meet its 2019 operational and financial targets, in part due to delays in A320neo deliveries and grounding of the B737 MAX.
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Post by sn26567 » 12 Feb 2020, 22:33

Boeing said it has begun flying a B737 MAX plane with new software as a test to see how the plane functions when it is operated as a MAX would be in an airline fleet.

Boeing will resume production of the B737 MAX before the plane is allowed back in the air as the company attempts to recover from the crisis.
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Southwest extends 737 MAX flight cancellations through early August
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Post by TLspotting » 13 Feb 2020, 20:38

Boeing calls the claims by Timaero Ireland “completely implausible and fatally vague” in the court case over the contract for B737 MAX orders.


Boeing is unlikely, for several years, to hit the monthly 57-unit production rate it had targeted for the B737 MAX preceding the grounding of the jet due to delays in regulatory approval.
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Boeing will take years to deliver new production B737 MAX scheduled for delivery in 2020-2023 because the restart of the MAX production will fall far short of delivery commitments, says analyst Scott Leeham.
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No flights on United Airlines MAX until 4 September.
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AerCap entered into an agreement with Boeing to reschedule the delivery positions of a portion of the B737 MAX aircraft under AerCap’s forward order contract with Boeing to later dates.

American Airlines now anticipates that the resumption of scheduled commercial service on American’s fleet of B737 MAX aircraft will occur 18 August 2020.

Boeing told the FAA it does not believe it needs to separate or move wiring bundles on its grounded B737 MAX that regulators have warned could short circuit with catastrophic consequences.

SpiceJet is considering the “interim offer of compensation” made by Boeing for grounded B737 MAX planes.
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Boeing heads to court to dispute a request from lawyers representing victims of a B737 MAX crash for documents related to the aircraft’s design, development and two fatal disasters.

Another problem for the 737 MAX: Boeing is inspecting all 400 stored B737 MAX for foreign objects in the fuel tanks, after the discovery of foreign debris in some fuel tanks. The inspections are "unlikely" to delay recertification or testing.
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Belavia of Belarus hopes that the B737 MAX aircraft will arrive in its fleet by the end of 2020. The carrier said it received compensation for the delivery delays so far.
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Boeing has found debris inside the fuel tanks of about two-thirds of undelivered 737 MAX jets inspected so far, according to federal and aviation-industry officials, indicating a bigger production-related problem than the company previously suggested.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-fin ... 1582336382
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 22 Feb 2020, 19:18

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Post by radiostationx » 22 Feb 2020, 22:59

Looks like VP-CIW has a test run around the block this afternoon

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Post by sn26567 » 24 Feb 2020, 12:02

Boeing plans to offer more financial and other support to its 737 MAX suppliers to prepare them to resume production — and dissuade some from seeking more business from Airbus.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-off ... 0?mod=e2tw

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says his airline's unmatched safety reputation positions it to negotiate a cut-price deal with Boeing for a new fleet of 737MAX aircraft when the grounded jet returns to the skies.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 543fo.html

Pobeda will cancel several flights from Moscow to Italy and Turkey due to delays in deliveries of the B737 MAX.

US Federal prosecutors investigating Boeing are examining whether the US planemaker knowingly misled the FAA while it was seeking approval for its B737 MAX.
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