Boeing’s Final 747 Exits Everett Factory

Manufacturing giant Boeing has marked the end of an era as its last 747 rolled out of the factory in Everett,Wash., on Tuesday. With the event having dominated global headlines, the 747-8 Freighter will be delivered to Atlas Air in early 2023, becoming the  freight line's 53rd 747. Referencing the…

Opinion: Why the Comac C919 Cannot Currently Be Considered A…

The Comac C919 is a twin-engine narrow-body low-wing airliner made by the Chinese company Comac — short for Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China. It began the design and construction stages in 2009 with the aim of entering the short- and medium-haul market, and since its announcement has aroused much interest…

Southwest Airlines Reports Record Profits During Third Quarter

Last week, Southwest Airlines released its third-quarter results for 2023, reporting a net profit of $277 million. The $277 million set a record for the airline, making it the largest quarterly profit in the airline's history — a direct result of the strong demand for air travel this summer season.…

WestJet Announces Further Order For 42 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

Canada’s WestJet Group has announced an agreement to purchase 42 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft with the option to purchase 22 more. The Calgary, Canada-based consortium operates WestJet and Swoop the ultra-low-cost carrier and already has orders for 23 aircraft from the Boeing MAX family. WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer…

Where Does the 737 MAX Stand in China: Carriers Wait…

Despite all the hype built up around the two COMAC C919s that flew from Shanghai to Beijing last week, the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) — the country's civil aviation regulator — did not award the plane its type certificate (TC) on Sept. 19. Regulators typically don't set target…

American Receives New 787 After Boeing Resumes Deliveries

Dallas-based carrier American Airlines announced on Tuesday that it had finally begun to receive Boeing 787s roughly 14 months after the FAA had suspended Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina plant from delivering the type. The FAA had put a halt to Boeing’s 787 operations following alarming information on the manufacturer's inspection…

Boeing Forecasts Positive Cash Flow by 2022 End

U.S.-based Boeing released its second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday morning, reporting revenue of $16.7 billion, down 2 percent from its second-quarter earnings one year prior and $0.89 billion lower than analysts' expectations. Boeing recorded GAAP earnings per share of $0.32 and a loss per share of $0.37 (non-GAAP), thus exceeding…

Southwest Airlines Announces WiFi Changes, In-Seat Power Additions To Come

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday announced plans to enhance the customer experience for its passengers moving forward, providing a long list of upgrades to come soon. The plan comes at a hefty price tag of two billion dollars and will incorporate changes to things such as Wifi, overhead bins, power ports…

Arajet Signs for 35 Boeing 737 MAX, Becomes First North…

Boeing and Dominican Republic-based Arajet announced that the Caribbean airline has ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and an option to purchase an additional 15 aircraft. The order is the largest deal ever placed by a Caribbean airline and will be the first customer for the Boeing 737-8-200 in the…