Aircraft in storage in May. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Aircraft Storage Lead to New Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced airlines around the globe to put thousands of aircraft into long-term storage. As demand slowly returns, these aircraft will be brought back into service. Both the process to store and return an aircraft to service is a laborious one. Through inspections are required of the stored aircraft, and with an unprecedented number of aircraft stored, issues are likely to arise.  The FAA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive for inspections on Boeing 737 Classic and…

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…