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Boeing Plans to Restart 737 MAX Production by May

Mar 25, 2020, 09:48 AM by Lawrence Garrett
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Reuters reports that The Boeing Company “plans to restart 737 MAX production by May, ending a months-long halt triggered by a safety ban on its best-selling jet after fatal crashes, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.” Boeing’s “planning hinges on the scale of disruptions from the fast spreading coronavirus, and U.S. regulators clearing the 737 MAX to return to service, a milestone Boeing still expects to reach in mid-2020.” Boeing CFO Greg Smith told Reuters, “It’ll be a very slow, methodical, systematic approach to warming the line up, and getting crews back in place.” Smith said, “Priority number 1 is getting customers’ fleets back up,” and added that “we don’t want to add to inventory.”
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