Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN): 42991
Line Number: 6771
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737 MAX 9
Test registration: N1786B
Production Site : Rentoen (RNT)
Registration: HS LSH
In the aftermath of its two fatal accidents, Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, the Boeing 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March 2019 until Boeing implements changes to its flight control system and pilot training. Boeing suspended production of the Boeing 737 MAX in January 2020. As announced by Boeing CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2020 — Boeing today announced it has dedicated the remaining $50 million of a previously announced $100 million fund to support humanitarian needs in communities affected by the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accidents.
How and why did Boeing decide to develop the 737 MAX?
Our development efforts always start with listening to our customers to understand their needs and requirements. Based on customer feedback and market data, the 737 MAX was the clear choice to succeed the Next-Generation 737. Over a six-year period, our team worked through a disciplined methodical development process that culminated with a robust test program that validated the airplane’s safety and performance.