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Airlines waiting on Boeing’s 737 Max have few choices

Jack Stewart Apr 9, 2019
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Boeing's 737 assembly complex in Renton, Washington, is a hive of activity. In the foreground, a 737 Max is being painted. In the background, the brakes are tested on a new 737 Max for China Southern Airlines. Mitchell Hartman/Marketplace

Airlines waiting on Boeing’s 737 Max have few choices

Jack Stewart Apr 9, 2019
Boeing's 737 assembly complex in Renton, Washington, is a hive of activity. In the foreground, a 737 Max is being painted. In the background, the brakes are tested on a new 737 Max for China Southern Airlines. Mitchell Hartman/Marketplace
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Today, amid heightened scrutiny, Boeing is released fleet-wide order and delivery numbers for the first quarter of 2019. The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since a second deadly crash tied to the model’s new maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, or MCAS. Now, as production of the 737 is cut back, could there be an opportunity for Boeing’s competitors? 

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