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Air Lease is talking to Boeing about deferring or cancelling some B737 MAX jets on a case-by-case basis now that several are over a year late, triggering get-out clauses.
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Customers cancelled orders for 108 Boeing 737 MAXs last month. And Boeing removed a further 99 MAX orders that had previously been booked from the official backlog.

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GOL will receive US$412 million from Boeing as compensation for the grounding of the B737 MAX plane.

Knowing that GOL has 8 stored 737 Max aircraft and 12 on order, TUI fly Belgium has 4 stored and ... on order, thus should probably be able to get half of that amount or $206 million.
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Lessons learned from the 737 MAX tragedies:

The FAA adjusts its certification process but maintains Boeing’s central role in self-policing.

Delegation of certification work to Boeing is an "effective and efficient method to enhance safety.”

Says the FAA...

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Southwest Airlines hopes to get its grounded B737 MAX in the air by 4Q 2020, pending recertification.
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Air Canada may order the A321LR to replace the cancelled B737 MAX 9 order which was due to be delivered in the middle of the decade.
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Boeing restarts production of the still-grounded 737 MAX

On a day when Boeing announced more than 12,300 jobs cuts in the U.S., with almost 10,000 of those in Washington state, the company also chose to push the button on re-starting 737 MAX production.

Boeing still is hoping to win FAA clearance for the MAX in late summer or early fall and will slowly ramp up from Wednesday’s restart of the assembly line to be ready.

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TUI Group has agreed with Boeing to compensate for the financial damage caused by flight bans on B737 MAX aircraft. TUI also gets credit for future orders. In addition, both parties have agreed to a revised delivery schedule for the 61 B737 MAX on order.

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Boeing returned all advance payments to Avia Capital Service (a Russian lessor) for 35 B737 MAX aircraft it had ordered, following a lawsuit.
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Boeing deliveries worsened even further in May 2020 with just four planes delivered. Customers also cancelled orders for another 18 planes last month, including 14 B737 MAX jets.
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Boeing is aiming to conduct a key certification test flight on its grounded B737 MAX jet in late June 2020.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings announced a 21-day layoff for staff doing production and support work for B737 MAX program.

Icelandair Group is looking into the possibility of cancelling the purchase of ten B737 MAX aircraft on order. The B757s would be retained as a result.
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In wake of 737 MAX crashes, US Senate proposal would strengthen FAA oversight of Boeing plane designs.

If passed, it would reverse the years-long trend of delegating more and more control to Boeing itself.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... e-designs/

And the 737 MAX won’t be cleared again by regulators to fly passengers until September at the earliest and there’s still plenty left to do.
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FAA chief Steve Dickson will tell a Senate committee at a hearing that transparency is key to restoring public trust in the agency and Boeing in the wake of fatal B737 MAX crashes,
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In wake of 737 MAX crashes, US Senate proposal would strengthen FAA oversight of Boeing plane designs. If passed, it would reverse the years-long trend of delegating more and more control to Boeing itself
US senators introduced legislation that would strengthen FAA oversight of aircraft certification following fatal B737 MAX crashes.
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A Boeing engineer who last year lodged an internal ethics complaint alleging serious shortcomings in development of the 737 MAX has written to a U.S. Senate committee asserting that systemic problems with the jet’s design “must be fixed before the 737 MAX is allowed to return to service.”
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Boeing has directed Spirit AeroSystems to reduce its 2020 B737 production plan from 125 to 72 shipsets, which includes 37 shipsets to be produced and delivered over the balance of the year and 35 shipsets that have already been delivered.
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FAA finalised a directive requiring airlines to complete inspections of a key component of B737 MAX aeroplanes that, if faulty, could result in a loss of power to the engines.
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Europe’s and Canada’s aviation safety regulators have demanded design changes to the flight control systems on B737 MAX that go beyond fixing the flawed MCAS system.

The end of the tunnel is not yet in sight for Boeing...
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BOC Aviation (a lessor based in Singapore) had cancelled an order for 30 B737 MAX planes and will also defer the delivery of some other B737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing 737 MAX completed its first recertification test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing and FAA test pilots and certification officials were on board.
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Norwegian cancels order for 92 Boeing 737 MAX and five Boeing 787-9 aircraft

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And 30 cancelled orders for BOC Aviation.
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From Dominic Gates (The Seattle Times):

A failure probability analysis of the MAX systems also never made it to the FAA.

That analysis identified a failure of an AOA sensor as potentially “catastrophic.”

Boeing considered this “an internal document only ... and did not provide it to FAA.” :evil:
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