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A 737 MAX 8 for Fly Dubai performs a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Boeing Plans 737 MAX Return With Spirit Aerosystems Supplier

Following a rough start to the 2020 year, Spirit Aerosystems has finally been able to get some promising news following a deal with Boeing to look into restarting Boeing 737 MAX production should the aircraft meet the aerospace firm’s current strategy to get the plane recertified. Spirit had been producing the fuselage for the narrowbody jet but suspended work when the Chicago-based company also suspended work on the final assembly line. Should the schedule hold, Boeing would be willing to…

Contenders for MAS Stake Become Public

Malaysia Airlines has taken the next step in selling a stake of the carrier to another company in its quest to return to profitability. The country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says that five bids have been received in hopes of selling part of the struggling carrier and keep it flying.…

Airport Ads: How Some Cities Try to Win Over Airlines…

When it comes to the world of supply and demand, the middleman isn't considered by the aviation world as passengers buy an airline ticket directly from the company. But choosing the price to pay or the airline to fly usually dictates a flyer’s starting point. For airports large and small,…

Changing Times: The Airline-Aircraft Combinations That Ended In The 2010s

As 2020 rolls around a decade of change has been brought to the airline industry and with mergers and acquisitions defining the 2010s, a round of aircraft removals drew headlines across the industry. So, as the next decade begins in under one week, let us take a look back at…

Wichita Lands Phoenix Competition with New American Service

One of Wichita’s most popular carriers has officially launched its newest route from the city as American Airlines flew its inaugural flight from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday. The largest airline to serve Wichita, American will fly the route daily through…

Dornier Disappearing: Tracking The Remaining Dornier 328 Commercial Operators

It is rare in the aviation world for work to stop on a project for over a decade only for a plane to be given a return to the drawing board in hopes that an old design will succeed. This summer, however, the Sierra Nevada Corporation announced that it would…

Rebuilding The Princess Juliana Alternative: L’Espérance Airport

Quietly tucked on the French side of the dual-country island of Saint Martin, the L’Espérance Airport is far from the landmark that its cross-island neighbor Princess Juliana International Airport has become. While it can't boast widebody aircraft flying mere feet above, the airport still plays a key to the French…

Airline Catering Employees Stage Strikes Nationwide Over Healthcare, Pay

As the Thanksgiving travel season began Tuesday in the United States, crowds flying across some major airports were met with a round of protests across the country staged by the Unite Here union for airline catering employees. The union created ‘die ins’ as workers walked into terminals and lied down…

JAL Breaks Down Haneda Airport Strategy for 2020

Japan Airlines has announced how it will take advantage of the new slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport with an increase in service for its main carrier and first routes for its low-cost arm. The airline will also still hold on to its position at nearby Narita Airport with new routes…

Allegiant Expands Florida and Nashville Routes

Continuing its history of serving leisure markets using a fleet of Airbus aircraft, Allegiant Air has announced its next wave of expansion with Nashville being one of the focal points for the Las Vegas-based airline. The carrier will launch five new routes starting in February. Of the five new routes…