Boeing Storing Grounded 737 Max Aircraft In Texas

Alan Scaia
May 15, 2019 - 8:06 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Boeing has started storing grounded 737 Max jets in Texas. The company's largest maintenance facility is in San Antonio.

The site at Port San Antonio, near Lackland Air Force Base, covers 168 acres and includes 1.6 million square feet of hangar space.

Bloomberg is reporting Boeing reduced production at its 737 plant in Seattle, but the company still produces 42 jets a month. Boeing had run out of storage space in the Northwest.

Boeing can still run test flights of the 737 Max and started flying jets to San Antonio this week.

“The Boeing San Antonio site will temporarily store airplanes as part of our inventory-management plan,” Boeing's Doug Alder wrote in a statement.

When the jet is cleared to fly, he says 737 Max jets will return to Washington State to be delivered to customers.

Wednesday, the head of the FAA is scheduled to testify before the House Transportation Committee in Washington D.C. The FAA has scheduled a hearing with regulators from other countries Thursday, May 23 in Fort Worth.