Boeing considers halting 737 MAX production

AeroTime Daily News | December 16, 2019
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Boeing could make a decision on December 16, 2019, regarding either a reduction of the Boeing 737 MAX production output or a complete suspension, after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said recertification would not happen before the first quarter of 2020.
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