Southwest pushes back expected return of troubled Boeing jet

Southwest Airlines is delaying expectations for return of the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes.

Southwest, which has 34 Max jets, said Thursday that it removed the plane from its schedule for an additional month, through Sept. 2. That's causing Southwest to cancel about 100 flights a day.

The airline says it is waiting for more information from Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration about changes to flight software and .

Southwest says it's still confident the plane will be safe once the FAA approves Boeing's changes.

The flight software was triggered by faulty sensor readings before crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people. Pilots failed to overcome automatic nose-down commands from the plane. The investigations are continuing.


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Jun 14, 2019
through Sept. 2. That's causing Southwest to cancel about 100 flights a day.
Sounds expensive... And the law suits will begin...

Interesting and scathing analysis here. Question mark on whether or not Boeing can survive the implications of this one.

https://www.truth...debacle/

Jun 14, 2019
Boeing will be fine. What will be interesting (and probably not public) is who will get fired.

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