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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…

Interview: SAS Operates First A350 Flight to Chicago

The introduction of a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet is a momentous occasion. Years of planning prelude to the actual first flight of the aircraft in an airline's fleet. Back in November 2019 AirlineGeeks attended the delivery ceremony for SAS Scandinavian Airlines' first Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France.…

Boeing-Embraer Deal Gets Brazilian Government Approval

While the European Union is delaying its ruling on the grounds of requiring additional information that provides sufficient proof that the market is not going to be more concentrated, the Brazilian government has finally approved the joint venture between Boeing and Embraer. The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)'s General-Superintendence…

Boeing Completes First 777X Flight in Everett, Wash.

After years of design, testing, set-backs to overcome and a few last-minute weather delays, Saturday was the day aviation saw the Boeing 777X take to the skies for the first time. Marking a new era for what has been a turbulent period in Boeing's history. N779XW, a 777-9 variant, took…

Why Boeing Needs the 777X to Have A Smooth Path…

Earlier this week, Boeing announced it expected it's Boeing 777X to make its first flight as soon as Jan. 23, an event that would put an end to a months-long delay that has only exacerbated the manufacturing giant's financial troubles. Originally, the company expected the 777X to first take flight…

American Begins Scheduled 787 Dreamliner Service in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, American Airlines began its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes out of its Philadelphia hub to the cities of Amsterdam, Zurich, Manchester, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth with more to follow in the near future. That date also marks the opening of a 787 pilot base in the former carrier…

Boeing, FAA Find New Issues With the 737 MAX

After closing one of the worst years in its history, Boeing Corporation is not starting this 2020 under the best auspices. According to the New York Times, citing multiple anonymous sources inside the company, more problems related to the Boeing 737 MAX have surfaced during the past few weeks and…

Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai's Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa's long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa's Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight. Lufthansa's…

Airbus Exceeds Aircraft Delivery Forecast in 2019

Reuters has reported that 863 Airbus aircraft were delivered to customers in 2019 exceeding the manufacturer’s forecast target for aircraft deliveries. The news agency is citing ‘airport and tracking sources’ for the unaudited figure which the European manufacturer refused to comment on pending official confirmation later this month. If the…

Bek Air’s Operating Certificate Suspended After Crash

Kazakhstani Bek Air has had its operating certificate suspended by government authorities. The suspension has come after the fatal crash of a Fokker F100 operating a domestic flight on the morning of December 27. The aircraft was operating a domestic flight from Almaty to the country's capital Nur-Sultan. Preliminary reports…