Boeing's MAX production issues ripple across aerospace industry

Jan. 26, 2024
Analysts are warning of more pain for carriers after the FAA late Wednesday froze increases in production of the 737 MAX, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Abhijith Ganapavaram and Valerie Insinna report for Reuters.

WASHINGTON - Boeing's new troubles with its best-selling single-aisle 737 MAX jets are taking a toll on airlines, which are forced to adjust their fleet and capacity expansion plans and face higher operating costs, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Abhijith Ganapavaram and Valerie Insinna report for ReutersContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

26 January 2024 - On Thursday, Boeing announced that the company was shutting down its lines for a day to conduct a "quality stand-down" to have employees “take part in a working session focused on quality.”

“Production, delivery, and support efforts will pause for a day, so teammates can take part in working sessions focused on quality,” Boeing CEO Stan Deal said. “The sessions allow all teammates who touch the airplane to ‘pause, evaluate what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and make recommendations for improvement.’

“During the stand-downs, teammates will participate in hands-on learning, reflection, and collaboration to identify where quality and compliance can be improved and create actionable plans that will be tracked to closure.”

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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