Here you will find regular news about the major US aircraft manufacturer, from problems with the production, the procedure for the re-registration of the Boeing 737 Max up to the current development of the Boeing share.
+++ January 15: Orders for Boeing civil aircraft in the minus for the first time in decades +++
The ailing US aircraft manufacturer Boeing posted a drop in orders for civil aircraft for the first time in decades. Boeing received more cancellations for machines already ordered than new orders in 2019. Accordingly, the minus of 87 aircraft is the bottom line.
Deliveries also went down. Boeing delivered 380 aircraft last year, 53 percent less than in 2018. CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who was accused of poor crisis management, was sold in December. His successor David Calhoun took office on Monday.
+++ January 14: Boeing supplier fires 2800 employees due to MAX crisis +++
Due to the production stop for the Boeing 737 MAX, the aircraft supplier Spirit AeroSystems dismisses 2,800 employees. That corresponds to 16 percent of the workforce. The MAX machines accounted for half of the annual turnover and Boeing had not yet announced how long the production stop would last. Among other things, Spirit AeroSystems builds the fuselage for the Boeing 737 MAX.
Due to the worldwide flight ban, airlines had to cancel thousands of flights and use other machines. They are therefore demanding compensation from Boeing. The aircraft manufacturer deferred $ 5.6 billion in July for such payments.
+++ January 8: Pilots of the Boeing 737 Max should train in the simulator +++
U-turn and late insight at Boeing: The US aircraft manufacturer has now spoken out in favor of training pilots in flight simulators before re-registration of the 737 Max. In addition to training on computers, all Max pilots should train in simulators, said the company, which is under massive pressure. Interim chief Greg Smith said that security was "a top priority" at Boeing. Should the US air traffic control FAA approve the proposal, the resumption of flight operations of the 737 Max should be delayed further.
Such training in simulators is expensive for airlines. Boeing had previously argued that training on a computer was sufficient. The air traffic control authorities of the European Union and Canada see things differently and demand that simulators be trained before they are put back into service, so that various flight scenarios can be played out realistically.
+++ January 6: New Boeing problem – risk of short circuit with the 737 Max +++
In addition to the controversial MCAS software, a new problem has arisen in the Boeing 737 Max when checking the misfortunes of the misfortune pilot: According to the "New York Times", two wiring harnesses are so tightly laid in the tail that a short circuit can occur. Boeing discovered the vulnerability in December and then the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The aviation authority FAA classified the hazard as potentially "catastrophic", which in the worst case can lead to crashes. The report also contemplates checking older 737 types, such as the Boeing 737-600 to -900.
+++ January 3: Boeing's crisis around the 737 Max model continues Ryanair +++
The severe crisis at Boeing with its Boeing 737 Max medium-haul jet continues to burden Europe's largest low-cost airline Ryanair. "We have a problem – and it has three letters," said company boss Michael O'Leary of the "Wirtschaftswoche". The Irish airline should have got 58 planes by next summer. "Then it went down to 30, then 20, then ten and finally maybe only five. We may not get the first jets until October 2020." Ryanair had ordered 135 copies of the medium-range jet, but after two crashes, the US company has not been able to deliver the type since last March.
+++ January 2, 2020: Turkish Airlines receives $ 225 million in compensation from Boeing +++
Turkish Airlines and US aircraft maker Boeing have agreed to pay compensation in the face of the Jet 737 Max crisis. The Hürriyet newspaper reported that Turkish Airlines received $ 225 million. This covers the airline's losses in 2019. The airline merely said: "Turkish Airlines and Boeing have agreed to compensate for certain losses incurred as a result of Boeing 737 Max aircraft remaining on the ground and not delivered."
At Turkish Airlines, 12 aircraft of the type remained on the ground. In addition, Turkish Airlines should receive twelve of the planes in 2019. Because of the flight stop and the undelivered aircraft, Turkish Airlines had to raise fares and cut domestic flights. At the beginning of December, Turkish media reported that the airline was also ready to sue Boeing for the losses.
+++ December 23, 2019: Boeing boss Muilenburg resigns +++
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg resigns from his office with immediate effect. Boeing announced on Monday. He is to be succeeded by David Calhoun, who is currently the head of the Board of Directors.
Boeing is in crisis after two model 737 Max plane crashes. Aviators worldwide have had to stay on the ground for months. Last week, Boeing announced a temporary production stop for the model.
The official Boeing press release suggests that Muilenburg did not resign entirely voluntarily: "The board of directors has concluded that a change in management has become necessary to compensate for the loss of confidence among regulators, customers and shareholders to restore ", says the aircraft manufacturer's statement. Read More here,
+++ December 20: United Airlines cancels 737 Max flights until June +++
The US airline United Airlines is preparing for an even longer forced break from Boeing's Krisenjet 737 Max. The aircraft, which were banned from taking off after two crashes, will be removed from the flight schedule by June 4, United announced on Friday. The company had previously anticipated a failure until March. The other two major US airlines with 737 Max models in the fleet – Southwest and American – had canceled flights with the aircraft until April.
The 737 Max has not been allowed to take off since mid-March 2019 after two crashes with a total of 346 deaths. There is currently little evidence of a rapid re-registration. After US air traffic control recently warned FAA Boeing of unrealistic schedules, the group announced on Monday that it would temporarily stop production from January. This increases the pressure on the airlines, which have had to cancel several flights and are waiting for numerous ordered jets.
+++ December 20: Starliner spacecraft launched – but not to the ISS +++
There were problems during the first test flight from Boeing's spaceship "Starliner" to the ISS space station. After the rocket launch on Friday morning (local time) from the US spaceport Cape Canaveral, the capsule was in a stable orbit around the earth, Nasa boss Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter. However, a drive failed that was necessary to reach the ISS. Bridenstine announced a press conference for Friday morning (local time). In the first endurance test, there were no people on board. In the future, Boeing wants to use the "Starliner" on behalf of the US space agency NASA to bring American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). On Saturday, the spaceship should actually dock for the first time at mankind's outpost 400 kilometers above the earth's surface. After that, his return is expected for December 28th.
+++ December 18: Southwest Airlines cancels 737 Max flights until April +++
In view of the high degree of uncertainty surrounding Boeing's 737 Max crisis jet, the major US airlines are preparing for an ongoing compulsory break. Southwest Airlines announced that it would remove the aircraft that had been banned from take-off for longer after two devastating crashes. The 737 Max will probably no longer be used until April 13.
American Airlines had announced last week that it would no longer plan to use Boeing's unfortunate aircraft until April. The airlines are now assuming that the failure of the important model, which has not been allowed to start since mid-March, will continue for over a year.
+++ December 17: Boeing temporarily stops production of the 737 MAX from January +++
Boeing will temporarily suspend production of the 737 Max crisis jet due to the high degree of uncertainty surrounding a new registration from January. The aircraft type has been banned from takeoff since mid-March. The reason is two crashes within a few months, in which numerous people died. Boeing had already significantly reduced 737 production in April and cut the monthly production rate from 52 to around 42 aircraft.
But since Boeing is not allowed to deliver the machines until they are re-registered, there are high costs and logistical problems. According to Boeing, around 400 aircraft therefore currently have to be temporarily stored, which increasingly leads to a lack of space. The head of the U.S. Aviation Supervision Authority (FAA) made it clear to Boeing last week that the aircraft manufacturer was pursuing an "unrealistic" schedule. Read More here,
+++ December 12th. Whistleblower raises serious allegations against Boeing +++
A former Boeing manager made serious allegations against the aircraft manufacturer at a congressional hearing in Washington on Wednesday (local time). "I saw a factory in chaos and raised serious manufacturing quality concerns to senior Boeing executives months before the first crash," said Ed Pierson. Before the second accident, he reported problems again, but none of his clues did anything. Boeing is suspected of rushing the unfortunate aircraft onto the market and neglecting safety. The group denies this, but has admitted errors in the 737 Max. Read More here,
+++ December 7: Boeing to pay penalty of $ 3.9 million +++
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing installed defective parts in 133 Boeing 737 series jets. Despite knowledge, these machines were registered for the final certification of airworthiness. The objectionable components are so-called slat tracks on the adjustable slat flaps. The authority and gives the aircraft manufacturer 30 days to take a position. Otherwise, a penalty of $ 3.9 million will apply – the equivalent of $ 3.5 million. Read More here,