One supplier estimated for LNA that the suspension will be at least 60-90 days.
An aerospace analyst sees the halt lasting 3-6 months at a minimum.
Boeing 737 MAXes stored at Boeing Field. Source: Seattle Times.
LNA’s analysis does not see production resuming before the Federal Aviation Administration notifies Boeing that it has a date certain for recertification. It has announced no timeline, although published reports already suggest this could be any time from mid-February to well into March.
But these are speculative dates.
Boeing now says that once certification is achieved, delivering from the inventory is a priority over producing new airplanes.
This raises additional uncertainty over restarting production.
Spirit Aerosystems has some 90 fuselages in storage.