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Boeing's 737 Max troubles drag on

Apr 5, 2019
Boeing is still cranking out new 737 Max jets, even though airlines aren't taking delivery.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked on the tarmac after being grounded at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville on March 28.
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After preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, what's next for Boeing?

Apr 4, 2019
The Ethiopian government has published its preliminary report into the plane crash that killed all 157 people on board last month. It was the second crash involving a Boeing 737 Max in five months. The report found that the crew on the Ethiopian Airlines flight followed all the procedures provided by Boeing, but still weren’t able […]
Boeing airplane sit on the tarmac at the Boeing production facilities at Paine Field in Everett, Washington in 2012.
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New Boeing 737 Maxes are stacking up in Washington state

Apr 1, 2019
Airlines aren't taking delivery of the grounded planes, but no orders have been formally canceled yet.
At Boeing's Renton, Washington, factory, 737 Max airplanes are still coming off assembly lines at a record rate.
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In Seattle, good feeling toward Boeing despite mounting troubles

Mar 27, 2019
Boeing employs more than 60,000 workers at massive assembly plants, engineering centers and corporate offices in the Puget Sound region.
Boeing airplane sit on the tarmac at the Boeing production facilities at Paine Field in Everett, Washington in 2012.
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In suburban Seattle, Boeing keeps on cranking out 737 Max planes

Mar 26, 2019
Despite the international grounding of the aircraft, a Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, has orders to fill.
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.
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After deadly crashes, added scrutiny for Boeing 737 software

Mar 15, 2019
How a failure to train pilots on software led to deadly crashes.
A picture taken on December 9, 2011 in Paris shows the controls of a flight simulator in a reproduction of a Boeing 737 cockpit.
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After the grounding of its 737 planes, can Boeing's messaging convince flyers?

Boeing faces a tough public relations challenge in the coming months, following two crashes and the grounding of its 737 planes. The question is, how will the company control the messaging to the air-faring public? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke to Felicia Miller, professor of marketing at Marquette University, about the company’s PR strategy. Click […]
A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on Dec. 8, 2015, in Renton, Washington.
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Boeing liabilities could grow with grounding of Max fleet

Mar 14, 2019
The entire fleet remains grounded in the U.S.
Tails of Boeing 737 aircraft are pictured at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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With swift decision on Boeing 737s, China hopes to lead

Mar 14, 2019
China's swift move to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet suggests it is eager to be seen as a world leader on regulation and safety standards.
A Boeing 737 MAX 8 for China Southern Airlines (front) is pictured at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington on March 12, 2019. 
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Pressure mounts on FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max 8s

Mar 12, 2019
"It's the rest of the world against the FAA right now," said Jon Ostrower, editor-in-chief of The Air Current.
Southwest Airlines.
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