Alaska Airlines cancels all Boeing 737-9 MAX flights through Jan. 13🛬

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    Alaska Airlines canceled all of its flights on Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets through Saturday after the airliner was involved in a disastrous cabin-panel blowout.

    During the 737 MAX 9’s hiatus, Alaska Airlines said it would be conducting inspections of its 737 MAX 9 fleet — which includes 65 of planes — as it “prepares fully for return to service.”

    “We regret the significant disruption that has been caused for our guests by cancellations due to these aircraft being out of service,” the airline added in a press release shared Wednesday.

    It noted that the flight cancellations are expected to impact as many as 150 per day through Saturday, and the airline is “working around the clock to reaccommodate impacted guests.”

    “However, the safety of our employees and guests is our highest priority and we will only return these aircraft to service when all findings have been fully resolved and meet all FAA and Alaska’s stringent standards,” the embattled company added. Alaska Airlines did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

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    The 737 MAX 9 planes are manufactured by Boeing, whose CEO Dave Calhoun is reportedly working with the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation “to ensure every next airplane that moves into the sky is in fact safe and that this event can never happen again.”

    Separately on Wednesday, Calhoun told CNBC that its cancellations won’t affect approvals of Boeing’s smaller MAX 7 and larger MAX 10 models, which were seeking exemption to certain regulations that would allow them to attain certification before completing required design changes.

    “This issue is on a discrete set of airplanes,” Calhoun told CNBC. “They’re very much unrelated,” he added of the other plane models.

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    The manufacturer of the door plug that was blown out in mid-air during a Alaska Airlines flight on Friday was the focus of a class-action lawsuit filed less than a month earlier, with the complaint alleging that Spirit AeroSystems had experienced "sustained quality failures" in its products.

    The complaint, initially filed in federal court in May and amended in December, was filed on behalf of investors in Spirit AeroSystems, which was originally a manufacturing unit of Boeing until it was spun off in 2005 (The company has no relationship with Spirit Airlines.) According to the suit, Spirit relies heavily on Boeing for orders and manufactures much of the aviation giant's jet fuselages.

    The lawsuit alleges that Spirit's problems were "widespread," including "the routine presence of foreign object debris ('FOD') in Spirit products, missing fasteners, peeling paint, and poor skin quality."

    "Such constant quality failures resulted in part from Spirit's culture which prioritized production numbers and short-term financial outcomes over product quality," the complaint claims.

    The complaint also alleged that Spirit experienced two specific manufacturing problems. The first involves a claim that Spirit had "mis-drilled holes on the 737 Max aft pressure bulkhead," which is at the rear of the plane. The second alleged problem involves a "defect relating to the tail fin fittings on certain 737 MAX aircraft," an issue that was flagged by Boeing in April.

    Amid its manufacturing problems and a plunging stock price, Spirit overhauled its executive suite in recent months. The company in October named Pat Shanahan as its new CEO, replacing Thomas C. Gentile III, who is a defendant in the class-action suit and who had served as CEO since 2016.
     
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    full copy of class action against violations of "Federal Securities Law" include deliberate attempts by the sub contractor to undermine defects .
    read also
    https://jacobin.com/2024/01/alaska-airlines-boeing-parts-malfunction-workers-spirit-aerosystems

    Most likely they did. So what as long as if the decisions taken by stupid MBAs and the bean counters. That's my Golden Rule of management.

    "No hospital or an engineering institution should be run by MBAs - unless the MBA holders also possess a medical degree or an engineering degree."
    Otherwise these stupid MBA holders from other disciplines doesn't have a clue on how these organizations run - where to cut and where not to cut costs.