- The worldwide Boeing 737 Max fleet has been grounded since March 13 in response to the crashes Ethiopian Airways Flight ET302 and Lion Air Flight JT610.
- Boeing has suspended buyer deliveries of the 737 Max however manufacturing continued at a tempo of 42 plane a month.
- Consequently, Boeing’s storage heaps are filled with undelivered 737 Max plane.
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The worldwide Boeing 737 Max fleet has been grounded since March 13 in response to the crashes Ethiopian Airways Flight ET302 and Lion Air Flight JT610.
Together with the grounding, Boeing additionally suspended buyer deliveries of the 737 Max. Nonetheless, the corporate didn’t shut down the Renton, Washington manufacturing facility the place the 737 is assembled.
Learn extra: Boeing’s issues are mounting and issues are going to worsen earlier than they get higher.
Earlier than the March 10 crash in Ethiopia, Boeing has been producing the 737 at a charge of 52 plane a month with plans to ratchet manufacturing as much as 57 planes by the tip of the yr.
In truth, manufacturing continued unabated for almost a month after the crash till Boeing introduced plans to slash the speed from 52 planes a month to 42 planes a month.
In response, Boeing is storing the undelivered in numerous areas across the Puget Sound, an organization spokesman instructed Enterprise Insider.
Even with the manufacturing slowdown, the variety of undelivered plane sitting in and round Boeing’s manufacturing amenities is starting to swell.
Presently, the planes are sitting in storage heaps on the Renton manufacturing facility; Paine Discipline subsequent to Boeing’s Everett, Washington manufacturing facility; and the corporate’s Seattle Supply Middle at Boeing Discipline.
Taking a look at aerial photographs of the theses amenities, area seems to be filling up.
It is unclear when the 737 Max will be capable of resume service. American Airways and Southwest Airways have each pulled the aircraft from its schedule till mid-August whereas United has pulled the aircraft from flights by means of early July.
Boeing is at the moment engaged on a software program replace to repair the 737 Max’s troubled flight management system. Based on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the company is anticipating Boeing’s ultimate proposed repair within the coming weeks.
They’re rapidly working out of room to retailer #737MAX’s at @PaineField pic.twitter.com/DWfu9IIwj5— Woodys Aeroimages (@AeroimagesChris) April 15, 2019
They’re rapidly working out of room to retailer #737MAX’s at Boeing Discipline as effectively. They might want to begin sending them to both MWH or VCV for storage ultimately. pic.twitter.com/ZYoRjlOi9H— Woodys Aeroimages (@AeroimagesChris) April 15, 2019
Not numerous parking areas left…. #737Max #Boeing pic.twitter.com/aXWEhnR1Yl— Michael Graham (@MikeGrahamLS) April 11, 2019
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