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…

Australia’s New Budget Airline Reveals Future Plans

Bonza — Australia's newest budget start-up airline — is stepping up its operations and presenting its first routes across the country. The low-cost carrier has unveiled its launch route network with flights set to begin in the middle of 2022. Last year in October, the independent low-cost airline revealed its…

Malaysia Airlines Finalizes Leases for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Under a contract with Air Lease Corporation (ALC), Malaysia Airlines will get 25 new Boeing 737 MAX 8s from its order book. The purchase, which comes from Malaysia Airlines' order book with Boeing, will enable the carrier to take possession of new aircraft and continue to pursue its strategic objectives…

Korean Air to Launch Boeing 737 Max Flights from March

Korean Air officially announced its plan to start flying the Boeing 737 Max in March, following the aircraft's ferried flight from storage to Seoul, South Korea on Feb. 13. The Korean flag carrier confirmed a deal of 30 737 Max in 2015. However, the delivery has been delayed due to…

Canada’s ULCC Swoop To Triple Its Fleet To 30 Aircraft

As the world progresses towards re-establishing some kind of post-pandemic normality and the airline industry works at regaining the years of lost growth, carriers are doing their best to position themselves so they can take advantage of the rebound in demand. Canadian Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Swoop, a fully-owned subsidiary of…