Boeing’s “MAX brand is damaged and should be dropped”: customer

AeroTime Daily News | January 20, 2020
Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman of the Board at Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company with 15 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its disposal and 135 more on order, bluntly told what the manufacturer should do with the MAX brand during a conference in Dublin on January 20, 2020.
Following the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737NG, Iranian authorities are deciding what to do with the black boxes from the downed plane. While there are three options (reading them in Iran or sending over to either Ukraine or France), reports on which one might prevail change daily. The latest news indicates that the flight recorders might stay in Iran if local investigators manage to find a way to read them.
Following reports of a worsening financial situation at South African Airways (SAA), including lack of cash for flight operations, the airline addressed the reports of impending bankruptcy, assuring customers and stakeholders that its flights are continuing to operate as normal.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning Boeing 777-300ER powered by GE engines of a potentially unsafe condition affecting the power plants. This is the second emergency AD, which follows an uncontained engine fire incident back in October 2019.

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