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    Boeing CEO steps down, 737 may never fly again

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    Misleading heading.. The 737 has been flying since the '60s. The 737 still flies today. There are many variants of the 737. The 737 Max aircraft will almost definitely fly again, but the FAA is inspecting each and every one of them at this time. The 737 Max production line is shut down at this point, because they have around 4xx of them sitting around. These aircraft are ones already ordered by carriers, and will be delivered when the FAA re-certifies them.

    Boeing is in a serious hurt situation ATM. They were complacent in a way, but I'll bet that has changed. Nobody wins here. Airbus cannot suddenly ramp up production to deal with the Boeing loss. We aren't talking about cars here. Boeing will fill their orders, and this will go away. After all, do YOU know what aircraft you fly on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
    Misleading heading.. The 737 has been flying since the '60s. The 737 still flies today. There are many variants of the 737. The 737 Max aircraft will almost definitely fly again, but the FAA is inspecting each and every one of them at this time. The 737 Max production line is shut down at this point, because they have around 4xx of them sitting around. These aircraft are ones already ordered by carriers, and will be delivered when the FAA re-certifies them.

    Boeing is in a serious hurt situation ATM. They were complacent in a way, but I'll bet that has changed. Nobody wins here. Airbus cannot suddenly ramp up production to deal with the Boeing loss. We aren't talking about cars here. Boeing will fill their orders, and this will go away. After all, do YOU know what aircraft you fly on?

    I have to ask, is there any point in just repeating "headlines"?
    The Boeing company has suspended production of the 737 Max as of January. Over 40 0f the aircraft have left the Renton production site every month at a test site facility and have to be parked in the desert, Moses Lake airfield or some where. The talk is that all 737 manufacturing may be moved to the largest production facility outside the US, in China. They will be tasked with fixing the problem. Those airlines that operate the 737 have almost to a man ordered the 737 Max. This will not go away.

    Can Boeing recover?


    As Boeing halts 737 MAX production, can the planemaker recover from the blow? | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 17.12.2019
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    None of the grounded 737MAX aircraft will be in as good a condition as when they were parked,
    this was written 5 months in, its now 9 months and counting.

    How Airlines Are Defending Dormant 737 MAX Jets From The Ravages Of Corrosion, Insects And Time

    I would not fly on one even if they handed out parachutes.

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    I知 pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

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    "After all, do YOU know what aircraft you fly on?"

    Indeed I do, each and every time - and I fly at least once a week!

    There are some airlines and aircraft that I will not set foot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
    Misleading heading.. The 737 has been flying since the '60s. The 737 still flies today. There are many variants of the 737. The 737 Max aircraft will almost definitely fly again, but the FAA is inspecting each and every one of them at this time. The 737 Max production line is shut down at this point, because they have around 4xx of them sitting around. These aircraft are ones already ordered by carriers, and will be delivered when the FAA re-certifies them.

    Boeing is in a serious hurt situation ATM. They were complacent in a way, but I'll bet that has changed. Nobody wins here. Airbus cannot suddenly ramp up production to deal with the Boeing loss. We aren't talking about cars here. Boeing will fill their orders, and this will go away. After all, do YOU know what aircraft you fly on?

    I have to ask, is there any point in just repeating "headlines"?
    I hope I have answered your Question. You must have had some interesting flights, I normally fly in Aircraft.
    I知 pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

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    Again, misleading headline. There are many 737s flying today, and likely to be far into the future. And the argument given by this 'expert', if it means anything, means that the 737MAX may never resume production, not that it may never fly. They are almost certain to fly again, even if production never resumes - and there are around 400 almost new ones waiting for delivery.

    How long they remain in service may be a different story - many passengers know and care what they fly in (including myself) and it is very likely that the MAX may prove so unpopular with passengers that it gets rapidly relegated to budget airlines and freight. Whether airlines replace it with a different Boeing or an Airbus will decide Boeing's long term future. (provided they survive the financial stress of the next couple of years)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    Again, misleading headline. There are many 737s flying today, and likely to be far into the future. And the argument given by this 'expert', if it means anything, means that the 737MAX may never resume production, not that it may never fly. They are almost certain to fly again, even if production never resumes - and there are around 400 almost new ones waiting for delivery.

    How long they remain in service may be a different story - many passengers know and care what they fly in (including myself) and it is very likely that the MAX may prove so unpopular with passengers that it gets rapidly relegated to budget airlines and freight. Whether airlines replace it with a different Boeing or an Airbus will decide Boeing's long term future. (provided they survive the financial stress of the next couple of years)
    Their are 7,046 737's of 11 variants [ commercial/business] flying around the World today. Some of the earlier 737's have reported airframe fatigue problems.[ pickle fork] , and the MAX was going to replace this generation 737. Boeing said the MAX would be certified, airworthiness directive issued, and ungrounded in mid December. FAA officials say that Boeings timetable is aggressive and far from certain. Nothing is certain with the 737 MAX. It will be the FAA whom determine the fate of the MAX, and after accusations that Boeing and the FAA were in bed together for the original certification of the MAX, the FAA will be playing hard ball. Any thinking air traveller will do their homework before flying with any airline, on any aircraft. That's why Airlines that may have been going to order the 737 MAX will be thinking again. Boeing have given Airbus the ultimate marketing ploy.
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    "After all, do YOU know what aircraft you fly on?"

    Jesus, I hope the rostered Pilots do or we'll all be in the do da.

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