Boeing employees’ emails draw parallel between 737 MAX and 777X

AeroTime Daily News | January 10, 2020
The Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, which crashed in Iran on January 8, 2020, was allegedly shot down by an Iranian air defense system, as claimed by several U.S and British media quoting intelligence sources. Hours after the information was disclosed, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, was the first to confirm publicly having received similar indications from international allies and the Canadian intelligence service. “This may well have been unintentional,” Trudeau said.
The internal emails among Boeing company employees working on the 737 MAX development program, which have recently been made public, have revealed some underlying problems with the company’s safety culture. Some of them indicate that the problems, especially those related to the development and qualification of simulators, might be expanding from the ill-fated MAX to Boeing’s next development ‒ the 777X. 
Airbus announced its plans to further increase the productivity rate in its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama (United States). The manufacturer will build seven Airbus A320 family aircraft per month in the facility starting early-2021, as it aims to boost the monthly production of its most popular aircraft to 63.
Following a strong Christmas and New Year’s travel period, Ryanair now expects a higher profit margin and bigger passenger numbers in its Q4 FY2020 results. The Irish company ends its fiscal year on March 31, 2020, and issued its newest profit guidance update on January 10, 2020.

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