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Boeing's 737 MAX 7 lifts off for the first time (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Chuyi Chuang)

Boeing’s Newest MAX Variant Takes to the Skies for the First Time

The smallest variant of Boeing’s 737 MAX family, the 737 MAX 7, earned its wings on Friday as it successfully took to the skies for the first time. The newest MAX aircraft departed Renton Field at 10:17 a.m. and was the focus of countless enthusiasts and members of the press gathered at the airport to see the historic first flight for the aircraft piloted by Captain Jim Webb, who was just promoted to the 737 model’s chief pilot, and Keith Otsuka, both…

Lufthansa Group Reports Record Profit, Virgin Atlantic Back in the…

The volatility and uncertainty of the aviation industry were in evidence on Thursday with the release of 2017 results for two of Europe’s most well-known airlines, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.  Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the parent company of the German airline, reported a record 70 percent increase in earnings before interest…

11 More A320neo Aircraft Grounded In India

Following a mid-air engine failure of an IndiGo A320neo operated by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines on Monday morning, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) immediately sent an order to two airlines to ground 11 additional aircraft in their fleets. Gurgaon, India based IndiGo now has 11 total A320neos…

Boeing Rolls Out 10,000th 737, Claims New Guinness World Record

In a celebration held in Renton, Wash., Boeing officially rolled out its 10,000th 737 aircraft, which is destined to be delivered to Southwest Airlines. This milestone for the aircraft manufacturing giant marks a new Guinness World Records title for the "Most Produced Commercial Aircraft Model." The 737 reached its 5,000…

Virgin Atlantic Introduces New Discounted Fare Option to Compete with…

On the heels of basic economy being expanded on transatlantic flights by American Airlines and its oneworld partners, Virgin Atlantic has introduced a new fare for consumers seeking a lower cost option for flying the airline. The new fare structure will see three different fare types in the Economy cabin…

A Big Step Back for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways announced on Wednesday they would report a "very large loss" for the current fiscal year as a result of a blockade placed on the nation by various other Middle East nations last June. The blockade – imposed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain as…

Hawaiian Confirms Order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Aircraft, Squashes…

Hawaiian Airlines has officially announced an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and the option for an additional 10 aircraft on Tuesday, effectively ending Airbus' plans to deliver an A330-800 aircraft in the near future.  “We were in the enviable position of choosing between two outstanding models for our…

Airline Giant HNA Aviation Given Lifeline by Chinese Government

China’s HNA Group, owner of Hainan Airlines, has been granted a lifeline by the Chinese government amid recent financial troubles, mainly surrounding a large amount of debt accrued due to numerous acquisitions. One of HNA’s largest and most well-known entities is HNA Aviation which holds a majority stakes in 13 airlines…

Qatar Airways Open to Codeshare Discussions with American Airlines

Despite the ongoing dispute between the big three airlines of Gulf nations in the Middle East and the U.S. airlines regarding the Open Skies agreement and the issue of government subsidies, Qatar Airways has announced that it is open to the idea of resuming codeshare operations with American Airlines. Qatar…

Icelandair Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX 8: TF-ICE

In an exciting day for Boeing, the aircraft manufacturing giant has delivered yet another Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Wednesday at Boeing Field, this time to Icelandair. A largely-followed delivery among aviation enthusiasts eager to see Icelandair's newest aircraft, this is Icelandair's first of three MAX aircraft that will…