Boeing falsified records for 787 jet sold to Air Canada. It developed a fuel leak.
SubmittedBoeing staff falsified records for a 787 jet built for Air Canada which developed a fuel leak ten months into service in 2015....The records stated that manufacturing work had been completed when it had not. (www.cbc.ca) More...
Boeing needs to 'get its [act] together': Ryanair chief
SubmittedIf even Michael O'Leary of all people says you've screwed up, you must have REALLY screwed up. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
Ryanair to cut 30,000 flights owing to Boeing 737 Max crisis
SubmittedSo apparently not all of the 737 MAX news is bad... (www.theguardian.com) More...
Air Force restricts KC-46 from carrying cargo and passengers
SubmittedThere are now four current Category 1 deficiencies, as well as the ongoing problems with FOD found inside brand-new aircraft coming off the line. (www.defensenews.com) More...
Air Lease exchanges 15 737 orders for 787s amid Max grounding
SubmittedAir Lease has taken steps to mitigate its exposure to the ongoing Boeing 737 Max crisis with an opportune deal to switch 15 of its orders to the 787....As of 30 June 2019, Air Lease had outstanding orders for 150 737 Max aircraft, but it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to switch 15 of these to a deal for five 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
Korean Air Chairman Strips Daughter’s Titles After Her ‘Foolish’ Behavior
Submitted" It looked as if things could not get worse for the South Korean airline executive mocked around the world this week for throwing a tantrum over a bag of nuts....Then her father, the chairman of...Korean Air Lines, stripped his 40-year-old daughter...of the titles she still had in the family-run conglomerate...[and] apologized on live television..." (www.nytimes.com) More...
Boeing Board of Directors Separates CEO and Chairman Roles
SubmittedDennis Muilenburg Continues as CEO, President and Director; Lead Director David Calhoun Elected Non-Executive Chairman; Board to Add New Director with Deep Safety Experience (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...
Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers
SubmittedIt remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors. (www.bloomberg.com) More...
Saudi carrier Flyadeal switches to A320neo from 737 Max
SubmittedThere will be more of this sort of thing. I wonder how much longer it will take before senior heads roll at Boeing. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
SilkAir cleared to move 737 Max fleet to Alice Springs
SubmittedAustralia’s civil aviation safety authorities have given Singaporean carrier SilkAir the go-ahead to move its grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from Singapore to Alice Springs for storage. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
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