Ian, currently downgraded to a tropical storm, is expected to be become a hurricane again later on Thursday before making U.S. landfall for the second time on Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It issued a hurricane warning for the entire coast of South Carolina.
Boeing has a year-end deadline to win regulatory approval for the jet model. Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun said earlier this month there was still a chance U.S. regulators could approve the single aisle jet before the deadline, but some customers and analysts do not think there is enough time remaining for the FAA to complete certification tasks. Calhoun told Aviation Week in July that Boeing could be forced to cancel the MAX 10 over potential regulatory issues.
Boeing (BA) is set to repair two flight control surfaces used on the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft.