Boeing 737 MAX jets undergo round-the-clock effort to clear inventory
On 23rd Nov, Boeing approved 737 MAX and announced it is now in the hand of 700 workers toiling behind the gray doors of a three-bay hangar.
737 MAX planes are rolled in for maintenance inside over a nonstop 24 hours loop, and various needed upgrades of software and systems as mandated by the orders from U.S. Federal Aviation Administration as the lifting of a flight ban imposed after two crashes, mentioned by the airport's director. In front, an inspection of 240 jets done by the workers that is stored in giant grids at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake. According to investment firm Jefferies. Around more than half of an inventory worth about $16 billion. The clearing of a logjam for up to 450 stored jets in total is vital before Boeing can able to start again meaningful production of its traditional cash cow said many analysts.
Each jet is fitted with a red engine while parked on the tarmac and also wheel covers. It also has a windshield screen to block out the sun, and a small generator those will power cycles of fresh air and electricity through its systems - the aviation equivalent of life support. The airport director said that "It's an enormous undertaking.
The work at Moses Lake is maintaining the world logistical and financial strategy and it is underway at Boeing to clear a backlog of around 800 mothballed 737 MAX jets. In this, about 450 are Boeing property, and a remaining 387 were in airline service before the order by the FAA's grounding dated March 2019. Across the world, Boeing members and teams are hammering out delivery routines - and financial statements - with airlines that last year had to raise back schedules and fly aging jetliners because they lacked enough aircraft.
But the jet is coming back at a time when the corona virus pandemic has hampered extreme demand for air travel and new jets in the industry. Additionally, Boeing faces new European trade tariffs and palpable mistrust which is one of the most scrutinized brands in aviation.Boeing is in serious talks with several airlines such as Southwest, Delta, and Alaska, and hoping to grow the demand for the jet. The various deals are expected to include several discounts, according to the industry sources. But it is counteracted by the analysts who are cautious about cutting prices too far could upset other customers.