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Boeing’s MAX production issues ripple across aerospace industry

January 25, 2024


Boeing’s troubles with its 737 MAX jets are upending the aerospace industry’s 2024 plans, changing airlines’ fleet and expansion goals as U.S. regulators froze production of the best-selling jets.

The FAA ramped up scrutiny of Boeing (NYSE:BA) after a frightening Jan. 5 incident when a cabin panel tore off of an Alaska Airlines jet mid-flight. The plane landed safely with only minor injuries to people on board – but that experience has forced the industry to grapple with problems with Boeing’s manufacturing and quality control processes.