One year on

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How Boeing is addressing the challenges of the Max grounding

A year on from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft, FlightGlobal’s America’s managing editor Jon Hemmerdinger explains the challenges the US manufacturer has - and continues - to face in its effort to get the aircraft back in service.

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Timeline of the twists and turns in the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max

On 13 March 2019 the US essentially completed the global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, following two fatal crashes involving the type in the space of five months.

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Why restarting Max production is just the start of Boeing's delivery challenges

Between its huge order backlog and the fact that its customers’ only alternative, Airbus, is booked solid for years, restarting Max production is just the first hurdle for Boeing

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How the 737 Max grounding changed commercial aerospace

One year has passed since regulators grounded the Boeing 737 Max in the wake of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, setting in motion events that transformed the aerospace industry.

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Does Boeing design fix need to go beyond 737 Max?

After two fatal crashes and a grounding, extensive remedial work should fix the 737 Max; now Boeing must also rethink the basic design philosophy underpinning its future aircraft

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Tarnished Max brand presents major challenge for Boeing

Facing its 737 Max crisis, Boeing is sailing in uncharted brand management seas

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Boeing’s new leaders may have what it takes to lead turnaround: analysts

In the year since the second 737 Max crash, Boeing has overhauled much of its top leadership, including naming of David Calhoun as new chief executive and Stan Deal as chief of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Those changes have largely been viewed positively by aerospace analysts. They are optimistic Boeing’s new leaders have skills needed to move the company toward recovery.

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How Boeing is addressing the challenges of the Max grounding

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A year on from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft, FlightGlobal’s America’s managing editor Jon Hemmerdinger explains the challenges the US manufacturer has - and continues - to face in its effort to get the aircraft back in service.

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Opinion

Boeing is too big to fail, but any rescue will be conditional

Eleven years after the end of the 2007-2009 Great Recession, the USA is again having “too big to fail” discussions, with the airframer at their centre.

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Coronavirus overtakes 737 Max as airline industry’s biggest concern

Covid-19 has seen airlines slash schedules and supplanted Boeing’s 737 Max as the industry’s big story. But what happens when the jet is cleared to fly again?

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Will Boeing cancel the 737 Max?

Rob Morris, global head of consultancy with Ascend by Cirium, provides an overview of the 737 Max programme and uses the data available to evaluate whether Boeing should cancel it.