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A Ryanair 737 descends into Milan. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Ryanair Opens Recruitment Drive, Aims to Hire 2,000 Pilots For Expanding Fleet

In the lead as Europe's largest airline, Ryanair has been dominating European countries and markets with its relatively-large fleet and lower airfares, and it announced late last year a massive Boeing 737 MAX aircraft order that totaled to 210 planes. Being seen as the "game-changer" for Ryanair's passengers and the rest of Europe, the airline chose to increase the orders as it saw the MAX aircraft to be the most ideal size for expanding and growing the airline's low fare…

United Adding Inflight Entertainment Screens Onboard New Jets, Orders 270…

United is making bold moves as it prepares for its next era in the post-pandemic world. On Tuesday, CEO Scott Kirby revealed information about the carrier's 'United Next' plan, including adding a record 270 aircraft to its fleet and retrofitting 100% of its mainline narrow-body jets with a new and…

United Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8, Builds Anticipation For…

On Sunday, United received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 after completing the airplane's delivery flight from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft, with registration N27251, will be formally introduced on Tuesday, when the company is expected to announce a significant narrowbody order. The carrier has 40…

Fiji Airways Granted Approval for Return of 737 MAX to…

Fiji Airways made a deal for five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back in 2016 with the first two received in 2018 and early 2019 and the subsequent three due by mid-2019. The MAX aircraft were due to be the new heartbeat for the Fiji Airways fleet, as since 2018, the…

First Boeing 737-10 MAX Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Boeing has completed the first of the necessary test flights to get the largest variant of the Boeing 737 MAX family airborne. The aerospace firm announced on Friday that the Boeing 737-10 completed the successful first flight mission on the morning of June 18th from Renton in the Seattle area.…

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways Slated for June Launch

While most aviation companies have felt the heavy impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, some entrepreneurs in the space have taken the crisis as an opportunity to embark on new ventures. One of the most notable in recent months is Nigeria's Green Africa Airways, a brainchild of a serial entrepreneur Babawande…

flydubai To Reintroduce Boeing 737 MAX Into Service

Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai has announced it is returning some of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to commercial service on April 8. The carrier will start operating four Boeing 737 MAX 8s and one 737 MAX 9 in early April after the aircraft have received regulatory approval to rejoin…

Boeing and Southwest Finalize Major Boeing 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Southwest Airlines on Monday announced a new order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options for an additional 155 options in two variants including the 737 MAX 7 and 737 MAX 8. Southwest had been exploring options to modernize the most prominent aircraft type in its fleet:…

Southwest Set to Start 737 MAX Return-to-Service on March 11…

Two years after the Boeing 737 MAX was first grounded on March 10, 2019, Southwest Airlines — the largest U.S. operator of the type — is ready to fly it again. This week, the carrier will relaunch the MAX to 15 of its key cities across the United States, including…

United Airlines Adds 25 737 MAX Orders

United Airlines on Monday morning announced that it is adding an additional 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets to its existing orders. The airline is also expediting deliveries of its existing MAX orders as the airline prepares for a recovery in travel demand. The newest planes that Boeing ordered are set…