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A stored Smartwings Boeing 737 MAX sits alongside other aircraft awaiting delivery at Boeing's Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Investigation Blames Pilot Error For Smartwings Engine Shutdown Incident

The Czech Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released the final report on an accident that occurred on Aug. 22, 2019, involving a Smartwings Boeing 737-800 aircraft — registration OK-TVO — that had an engine shutdown in flight while it was flying from Samos, Greece to Prague, Czech Republic operating flight QS1125. The report released by the Accident Investigation Unit of the Czech Aviation Authority (UZPLN), published only in Czech, concludes that “the probable cause of the serious incident was following…

Southwest Closes Chapter on 737 Next Generation Deliveries

When it comes to loyalty to specific aircraft, very few brands come close to Southwest’s commitment to the Boeing 737. The airline has consistently operated various 737 types ranging from the airline’s initial fleet of Boeing 737-200s to recent deliveries with the 737 MAX. However, with the MAX being the…

Opinion: American’s Retirement of Older 737s Shows a Bigger Picture

American Airlines is expecting to retire 45 of its old Boeing 737-800 aircraft by 2020. 12 aircraft are expected to be taken out of service next year and the remaining in 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. While airplanes are being taken out of service the fleet size is expected to…

Southwest Airlines Announces Intention to Serve Hawaii Following Years of…

For years now, enthusiasts, frequent fliers, and the airline industry as a whole have been speculating that Southwest Airlines would at some point commence service to Hawaii, the U.S. state located 2,390 miles from California. You heard that right. We’re thrilled to share our intention to bring our world-famous hospitality…