Airlines turn to other jets to weather Boeing 737 MAX storm
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 By Jamie Freed and Alexander Cornwell SINGAPORE/DUBAI (Reuters) - Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause. The 737 Max 8 upgrade to Boeing's best-selling jet only entered service in 2017, meaning there are not many in the skies compared with other more established work horses.
Airlines are scrambling to rearrange flights for thousands of passengers in the wake of President Donald Trump's order grounding Boeing 737 Max jets, in the wake of the recent deadly plane crash in Ethiopia. Jackie Ward reports. (3/14/19)
· *Ethiopia's Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) released its preliminary report on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on Thursday.*
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· *American Airlines has extended its cancellation of Boeing 737 Max flights through June 5. *
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Southwest Airlines cut its guidance last month, after severe winter weather, a dispute with its mechanics, and the Boeing 737 MAX grounding forced it to cancel... Motley Fool Also reported by •Seattle Times