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FAA Orders Inspections Into Boeing 737 Next-Generation Aircraft

In another blow to the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, the FAA has ordered inspections to be conducted on the Boeing 737 Next-Generation (NG) type after cracks were found. As reported by the BBC, the cracks were found during maintenance on a heavily flown aircraft. Other cracks have reportedly been found on similar jets. It is currently unknown how many aircraft are impacted by the inspections, according to the report. The Boeing 737 NG family was the newest Boeing 737 aircraft…

Norwegian Air Axes All Transatlantic Operations From Ireland

Norwegian Air announced Tuesday that the airline will cease transatlantic operations from Ireland to New York, Boston and Toronto in September citing the unsustainability of the routes and the continued impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding on the airline’s network. A statement from the carrier said that the route…

Norwegian Air Axes All Transatlantic Operations From Ireland

Norwegian Air announced Tuesday that the airline will cease transatlantic operations from Ireland to New York, Boston and Toronto in September citing the unsustainability of the routes and the continued impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding on the airline’s network. A statement from the carrier said that the route…

Ryanair Faces Disruptions Due to Potential U.K. Strike Action and…

Another week marks another announcement of the possibility of strike action affecting airline passengers traveling to and from the U.K., further adding to the uncertainty facing the U.K. aviation industry this summer. Following notices of potential industrial action by various aviation employee groups affecting operations at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted…

Boeing 737 Program Manager Retires Amid Ongoing MAX Fixes

After a 34 year career at Boeing, the project manager for the Boeing 737 family of aircraft, Eric Lindblad, will retire from the company, according to a memo first reported by Reuters. The 56-year-old executive will be replaced by Mark Jens, currently in charge of Boeing’s New Midsize Aircraft (NMA)…

Saudi Arabian Low-Cost Carrier Cancels 30 737 MAX Orders

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal has canceled a deal which would have seen the delivery of at least 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, having an option to take an extra 20. The airline, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, has instead decided to switch to an all Airbus fleet and…

IAG Signs Letter of Intent for 200 Boeing 737 MAX…

Since the 737 MAX's grounding in March, Boeing has undoubtedly struggled on its court with decreasing public confidence in the aircraft as investigations began to reveal a lack of scrutiny in the audit of processes, such as the MCAS software, putting into question when the jet would be brought back…

U.S. Congress Seeks Answers From Boeing on 737 MAX: ‘What…

The ongoing investigation by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee into the two crashes involving the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is in receipt of information that the manufacturer knew of a faulty safety alert light when deliveries began to airlines in 2017. Congressman Rick Larsen Chair of…

Icelandair Reportedly Considering All-Airbus Fleet

Icelandair has announced that it will be increasing its fleet size from 33 to 50 aircraft by 2025. The move will replace the carrier's aging Boeing 757 fleet with the newer Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9, of which Icelandair has 26 on order. However, in its first…

GOL Reassures Confidence in 737 MAX, Schedules New Flight With…

While some Boeing 737 MAX operators around the world are looking to seek compensation from Boeing for the costs associated with the global fleet’s groundings, Brazilian carrier GOL has scheduled a new flight with the Boeing 737 MAX, reassuring its confidence in the type. The Brazilian carrier expects to have…