Boeing plans to suspend production on its 737 Max jetliner in January as the company handles fallout over two deadly crashes that defects in the plane’s anti-stalling system contributed to.
President Trump grounded the plane in March after the second crash. Since then, Boeing has continued to build roughly 40 planes a month at its Washington state factory, according to the Wall Street Journal. The United States’ largest manufacturing exporter now has a backlog of about 400 737 Max planes.
Boeing executives are trying to secure approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to put the commercial jet back in service. Officials expect the plane to remain grounded until