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Boeing Expects 737 Max Approval Before Year-End

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Boeing announced that it expects to receive U.S. regulatory approval for the 737 MAX before the end of the year.

The planemaker also announced plans to cut production of the Dreamliner and delay plans to step up output of the 737 line. It also said that it would delay a successor to the 777 mini-jumbo, according to a report in Reuters.

“The 787 cut appears to be mostly tied to China trade negotiations, which at least have the potential to improve over the next 12-months,” said Seaport Global analyst Josh Sullivan.

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These new setbacks put pressure on a revamped senior management team. The airline has taken an approximately $8 billion hit from the grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft. Boeing now also faces a slew of investigations by regulators, Congress and the Justice Department.

“I anticipate there will be tough questions, challenging questions, a lot of scrutiny,” he told analysts and journalists on a conference call. “And frankly, we support the scrutiny on the work that we’re doing,” said chief executive Dennis Muilenburg on a conference call with journalists and analysts.

U.S. airlines United, Southwest and American all planned to be without the plane until airlines/southwest-extends-boeing-737-max-cancellations-into-february.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>early next year. European regulators had planned for a January return.

Muilenburg noted on the call that “it could well be that approvals will vary by jurisdiction.”

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Passengers Arrested After Violent Brawl on Plane

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Two easyJet passengers were arrested at Edinburgh Airport for a violently bloody fight on Thursday that left cabin crew and passengers distraught.

According to The Sun, the plane had been splattered with blood and some crew members were in tears.

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“It was very frightening for this to unfold in mid-air,” one witness said. “It was a violent confrontation and an area of the cabin was covered in blood. The cabin crew did a great job to try to contain it. But some were reduced to tears because of what unfolded.”

The flight landed in Edinburgh, Scotland from Copenhagen at around 1:30 in the afternoon, where the two men were quickly detained by police.

A spokesman for the airline said “We can confirm that flight EZY6980 from Copenhagen to Edinburgh was met by police on arrival as a result of two passengers on board behaving disruptively.

“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

The spokesman added, “The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.”

It is unclear at this time what had prompted the fight. According to a spokesman for the Scotland Police, the two men, aged 28 and 42, are charged for breach of the peace.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” the spokesman said.

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