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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 05:23 AM

Shutdown likely at Boeing Renton as 737 MAX crisis extends

Source: Seattle Times

Shutdown likely at Boeing Renton as 737 MAX crisis extends

Dec. 15, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Updated Dec. 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Dominic Gates

Seattle Times aerospace reporter

The Boeing board is weighing a proposal from top management to temporarily shut down 737 production in Renton, with an announcement likely either after the financial markets close Monday or early Tuesday, according to a person close to the decision makers, who are meeting Sunday and Monday in Chicago.

Itís likely Boeing will stop 737 MAX production this week or next and keep the assembly lines closed until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears the jet to return to commercial service, which is currently expected around mid-February or early March, the person said.
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Ahead of the Christmas break, the imminent shutdown is tough news for Boeingís Renton workforce, though not unexpected nine months into the grounding of the MAX and shortly after government officials telegraphed that itís likely to extend to almost a year.

The person close to the discussions said Boeing intends to do what it can to have ďas little impact on employees as possible.Ē He said the company will transfer some of the roughly 12,000 people who work in Renton to other production facilities in the region, including the Auburn parts plant and the Everett widebody jet plant.
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Read more: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/shutdown-likely-at-boeing-renton-as-737-max-crisis-extends/

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nitpicker Dec 16 OP
gab13by13 Dec 16 #1
rpannier Dec 16 #3
MrModerate Dec 16 #2
Always Randy Dec 16 #4
genxlib Dec 16 #5
Indykatie Dec 16 #6
CaptainTruth Dec 16 #7
SCVDem Dec 16 #9
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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 06:31 AM

1. Can't they switch over

and make jets for Saudi Arabia to bomb innocent civilians in Yemen?

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 07:03 AM

3. Unfortunately for Boeing, the Brits have that contract

I don't think they use Boeing aircarft

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 06:56 AM

2. Can Boeing survive another hit to its competitiveness?

Should it?

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 07:53 AM

4. Renton ---- where is Renton

DU is big country/world. So many posts have just a city name but no state

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Response to Always Randy (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 08:07 AM

5. Suburb of Seattle

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 10:03 AM

6. 12,000 Employees At A Single Location is a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE n/t

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 10:06 AM

7. Boeing could have avoided this easily, if their software had checked multiple AoA sensors...

...& alerted pilots to discrepancies before takeoff, like they did on the 747 & other planes, but they chose not to.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 12:40 PM

9. I was an avionics tech in the Marines and after,

built the prototype DC-9 Series 80.

How do you not have dual redundancy from both vanes as a safeguard?

Also, why can't they just pop the breaker to disable MCAS?

How much you want to bet that management still gets big bonuses?!

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 12:26 PM

8. This is truly scary stuff imo

Boeing is the US's toehold on the airline aircraft industry.

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