(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 23, 2019 a United Airlines plane is parked at the gate at Boston Logan International Airport. - United Airlines will keep the Boeing 737 MAX out of service for even longer, and does not expect to fly the plane this summer, executives said on January 22, 2020. The additional delay follows Boeing’s announcement January 21, 2020 postponing until mid-2020 the target date for winning approval from regulators to return the MAX to the skies.”We do not anticipate flying the MAX this summer,” United Executive Vice President Andrew Nocella said on a conference call to discuss the airline’s earnings. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)


Boeing 737 Max Troubles

Boeing’s 737 Max jets, the key to the company’s future in commercial aviation, were grounded after two crashes killed 346 people in late 2018 and early 2019.

Investigators suspect the crashes — a Lion Air flight in October 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March — were due to a faulty sensor reading that caused software to push the planes’ noses down.

Airlines canceled or delayed orders of the 737 Max and the Federal Aviation Administration barred the plane from flight. The company suspended production of the 737 Max at its plant in the Seattle area in January.

Read our coverage of 2019’s biggest business story, from the crashes that started the company’s troubles to the grounding’s impact on the U.S. economy.

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