Boeing has told customers and suppliers that it
now hopes the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin mid-2020.
The Boeing 737 MAX is subject to ongoing attempts
to address known schedule risks and further developments that may
arise in connection with the certification processes being carried
It also accounts for the rigorous scrutiny
that regulatory authorities are quite rightly applying at every step of
their review of the 737 MAX's flight control system and the Joint
Operations Evaluation Board process which determines pilot
Airlines will now have to assess the news. Air Canada,
for example, has removed the
Boeing 737 MAX from its operating schedule until 30 June 2020.
Boeing has said that it will provide
additional information about its efforts to safely return the 737
MAX to service in connection with its quarterly financial
disclosures next week.