One photo shows why Boeing had to shut down production of its grounded 737 Max

Boeing 737 Max fuselages KansasReutersStriking photographs show almost 100 fuselages of Boeing 737 Max planes sitting useless at a Kansas factory parking lot.The pictures, taken at the headquarters of the supplier Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, illustrate the problem with Boeing’s production line while the 737 Max is grounded.Until the planes are cleared to fly,…

One photo shows why Boeing had to shut down production of its grounded 737 Max

Boeing 737 Max fuselages KansasReutersStriking photographs show almost 100 fuselages of Boeing 737 Max planes sitting useless at a Kansas factory parking lot.The pictures, taken at the headquarters of the supplier Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, illustrate the problem with Boeing’s production line while the 737 Max is grounded.Until the planes are cleared to fly, Boeing has a growing backlog of planes under construction that it can’t deliver.On Monday, the aerospace giant took the embarrassing step of halting production indefinitely while waiting for the US air regulator to clear the plane to fly once more.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.A striking set of photographs shows the fuselages of almost 100 Boeing 737 Max planes sitting unused at a Kansas factory — a vivid illustration of the problems that led the company to suspend production of the plane.The images were taken by Reuters at the headquarters of Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas. Spirit is one of the hundreds of companies in the Boeing supply chain that help produce the finished product.The photo shows Boeing’s snarled production line, which was getting ever more clogged as the company built planes that were not yet legal to fly and could not even be delivered to customers.Boeing 737 Max fuselages in KansasReuters/Nick Oxfor
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