MOSES LAKE, Wash., - Boeing said Tuesday it will begin hiring a few hundred temporary employees at Moses Lake to work on the grounded 737 MAX fleet and prepare the planes for return to service once regulators give clearance for the jets to fly again, reports Dominic Gates for the Seattle Times. Continue reading original article
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
August 21, 2019-Boeing is looking to added hundreds of temporary avionics technicians, electricians, aircraft, airframe, and powerplant mechanics to ready the 737 MAX line back to service, though no time table has been announced. Last October and this March, a pair of MAX jets crashed, killing hundreds, with the passenger aircraft's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) system implicated. Boeing said that it plans to have the airplanes delivered to the Pacific Northwest either by the company or by the airlines themselves. In addition to the MCAS update, Boeing plans to perform extensive maintenance work and flight checks on the aircraft, as they have been sitting grounded for months.
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