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Trump calls Boeing a ‘big, big disappointment’ after it delayed return of 737 MAX jet

President Trump called Boeing a “very disappointing company” Wednesday after the planemaker pushed back the return of its troubled 737 MAX jet. “This is one of the great companies of the world, let’s say as of a year ago, and then all of a sudden things happened,” Trump said in an interview with CNBC. The president was reacting to Boeing’s Tuesday announcement that the 737 MAX would likely not return to service until the middle of 2020 — more than a year after authorities grounded it in the aftermath of two crashes that killed 346 people. The Chicago-based company said the new timeline accounts for regulators’ “rigorous scrutiny” of the plane’s flight control system and the process for determining pilot training ...