| Production of Boeing's 737 MAX airliner will be |
temporarily halted in January 2020.
Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft came under discussion when two 737 MAX aircraft crashed in Indonesia (October 2018) and Ethiopia (March 2019), killing more than 300 people. A thorough investigation into these accidents revealed that there were some flaws in the automatic control system of these aircraft, which led to the accident.
|737 MAX aircraft crashed in Indonesia (October 2018)|
Boeing, based in Seattle, Washington is one of the largest exporters in the United States. The company said in a statement that it would not lay off workers associated with the 737 Max, and the halt is likely to affect suppliers and the broader economy.
A congressional hearing last week stated that US aviation regulators had found out after the first crash in Indonesia in October 2018 that there could be a risk of further similar accidents. The Federal Aviation Authority suggested that if its design did not change, more than a dozen accidents could occur over the lifetime of the aircraft. Nevertheless, the 737 Max was not grounded until after the second accident in Ethiopia in March 2019.
|737 MAX aircraft crashed in Ethiopia (March 2019)|
Boeing hoped that its 787 MAX would be ready to return to the sky by the end of this year. But US regulators made it clear that the planes would not be certified to return to the sky early.
Boeing is currently working on the automated control system. Because the automatic control system in this aircraft is considered the primary cause of the crash.
Boeing is redesigning the automated control system. And soon this aircraft will be ready to serve in the sky again.
The Boeing 737 Max has been added to its fleet by large airlines serving airlines worldwide.