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Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 on final Approach to SeaTac (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Alaska Airlines Leases 13 New 737-9 MAX Aircraft

In March 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after two fatal crashes that killed over 300 people. Both crashes occurred after a single anti-stall sensor failed, forcing the aircraft's nose to pitch down and ultimately crash. Now, after nearly two years of design changes, the MAX has been certified to fly again, and airlines are ready to get it back in their fleets, particularly Alaska Airlines. On Monday, the carrier announced that it would…

CAAC Provides No Date For 737 MAX Recertification In China

The Boeing 737 MAX has obtained clearance by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to resume commercial flight in the U.S., but this doesn’t mean its problems are over. In fact — while in the past an FAA approval was almost automatically endorsed by other regulators around the world to allow…

FAA Green Lights Boeing 737 MAX

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday announced the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft could once again fly in the U.S., reversing a decision made almost two years ago after two of the aircraft were involved in fatal crashes in Africa and Southeast Asia. While the day's announcement represents a key…

Southwest Looks to Network Diversification in Third Quarter Results

On Oct. 22 Southwest Airlines announced the company’s third-quarter financial results. As expected the airline posted a large loss and continues a high level of daily cash burn as the industry continues to navigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline also announced a change to the passenger experience…

737 MAX May Be Back in European Skies by December

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has reportedly given approval for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to the region’s skies. The agency had reported on Sept. 11 that test flights of the aircraft had been completed in Vancouver, Canada due to Covid restrictions. Data from those test…

Rwandair No Longer Moving Forward With Its Fleet Expansion

RwandAir is no longer considering, for now, its earlier fleet growth plan of two Airbus A330neos and two Boeing 737 Max orders that it had made via lessors. This is a major move for the African operator, re-evaluating its growth plan and re-aligning its ideas with that of Qatar Airways…

American Shifts Strategy With New Routes, Prepares For 737 MAX…

While business travelers remain grounded, vacation-goers in the U.S. and abroad are slowly returning to the skies. In preparation for the upcoming winter season, airlines are pivoting their schedules to adapt to adjusted leisure demand that is anticipated. American Airlines is the latest U.S. carrier to adopt its schedule to…

Boeing Closes First 737 MAX Deal in 2020, Cements New…

Today, a press release by Boeing set off some alarms in the aviation industry: for the first time, an official statement from the company referred to the troubled 737 MAX as the Boeing 737-8 instead of the well known MAX 8 moniker the variant had carried since its inception. The…

Boeing Confirms 747 End, Production Rate Reduction for Most Programs

Boeing announced today its results for the second quarter of the year and it comes as no surprise that the balance continues to be negative, even with the significant contribution of Boeing Defense & Space and Boeing Global Services. With Boeing Commercial facing such a challenging time, the company is…

Boeing Loses 462 MAX Orders Amid COVID-19 Fallout

Boeing’s commercial airline customers have canceled a total of 462 Boeing 737 MAX orders since January 2020, meaning a 153% increase as of July compared to last year. The 737 MAX order book fell by 182 aircraft in 2019, substantially due to bankruptcy of Indian low-cost carrier Jet Airways, which…