Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Let Him Die.

The only meme which comes to mind is this Russian one:

Home T-shirt: Let me die!

The guy: No, my home t-shirt, I love you. 

Isn't it the time of not only for Boeing to review its QA procedures but also retire this whole thing, except the ones who are manufactured roughly before 2012-2015 and let their service life to run out? 

United Airlines, one of the biggest buyers of Boeing jets, is losing patience with the troubled aircraft maker. “I’m disappointed that… this keeps happening at Boeing. This isn’t new,” said Scott Kirby, CEO of United, in an interview Tuesday on CNBC. “We need Boeing to succeed. But they’ve been having these consistent manufacturing challenges. They need to take action here.” Kirby made his comments after the airline warned investors that it will report a larger-than-expected loss in the first three months of this year because of the grounding of all 737 Max 9 jets after a door plug blew off on an Alaska Air flight on January 5, leaving a massive hole in the side of the plane. The plane landed without any serious injuries, but the Federal Aviation Administration ordered the grounding and additional inspections of the more than 200 jets of that model worldwide. United Airlines said it now expects its fleet of Boeing Max 9 jets to remain grounded through the end of this month, and that the company will report a first quarter loss in the range of $116 million to $262 million. That’s more than the $138 million loss already forecast by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.

Let's face it, B-737 has become the sort of this home t-shirt which wants to die but is still being worn despite obvious necessity for change. Or, speaking in aeronautical--new single isle aircraft. Boeing finally convinced me that my flying on B-737s is over. And, evidently, I am not the only one. B-737 served all of us well and its time to wind this almost 60 years old concept down. This plane becomes a liability.

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