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AvTalk Episode 212: A non-standard manufacturing process

On this episode of AvTalk, Boeing stops deliveries of most 737 MAX due to a “non-standard manufacturing process” on the fuselage-vertical fin joint. Sudanese airspace is closed after renewed fighting. And some former Polar Air Cargo executives and suppliers could be facing lengthy prison sentences.

Sudan airspace closed, aircraft destroyed

Multiple civilian aircraft were destroyed in clashes at the airport in Khartoum last Saturday and Sudan’s airspace is now closed to commercial traffic.

737 MAX deliveries paused after fresh quality issue

A sub-contractor of Spirit Aerosystems used a “non-standard manufacturing process” that has affected some of the attachment points for the fitting between the 737-7, 737-8, 737-10, and P-8 fuselage and vertical fin. Approximately 50 undelivered aircraft are affected and nearly all 737 MAX aircraft built since 2019 will need rework.

Former Polar executives charged with fraud

Former Polar Air Cargo executives and suppliers are charged in a decade-long, multi-million dollar scheme to enrich themselves and defraud Polar. The charging documents are some very interesting reading.

Fort Lauderdale flooded

Fort Lauderdale Airport was flooded after a storm dropped nearly 30 inches of rain on the airport in less than a day.

Canada prepared to seize Russian cargo plane stuck in Toronto

A Volga Dnepr Airlines An-124 has been parked in Toronto since February 2022 when Canada closed its airspace to Russian aircraft. $300,000 in parking fees later, the Canadian government plans to seize the aircraft and transfer it to Ukraine.

Turkish to double fleet to 800 aircraft by 2033

Turkish Airlines announced an ambitious goal of doubling its fleet size in 10 years. The airline wants to have 800 total aircraft and nearly quadruple its low cost Anadolujet fleet to 200.

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