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Copa Airlines' first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. (Photo: Copa Airlines)

Copa Airlines To Resume 737 MAX Flights in 2021

Amid the recent ungrounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, many airlines are reinstating the service of their MAX fleets. Copa Airlines will be the latest airline to reintroduce 737 MAX service starting Jan. 4, 2021. Panama Recertification Panama's Civil Aviation Authority is the latest to give the green light to the Boeing 737 MAX's operation. According to Panamanian aviation lawyer Felipe Escalona, the following guidelines were necessary for the 737MAX to return to service in Panama: The FAA has recertified…

Calls for Airline Relief Grows As Southwest Announces Furloughs

The impasse in Washington, D.C. has finally hit one of the United States’ most stable airlines in the country. Late last week, Southwest Airlines detailed the planned furlough of up to 7,000 employees. The furloughs would be the first in the airline's over 50-year history. Airline executives have been proud…

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…

Delta Retires Final Eight Boeing 737-700s

Delta Air Lines has retired its final Boeing 737-700 aircraft, sources close to the matter confirmed to AirlineGeeks. Delta had eight 737-700s in its fleet as of Sept. 13 and the final planes were ferried to storage on Sept. 25.  Delta’s final 737-700s were registered as N301DQ, N302DQ, N303DQ, N304DQ,…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Reveals Retro Livery 737

On the occasion of its 70th-anniversary celebrations, Aerolíneas Argentinas presented its aircraft with retro design and colors in a new institutional video. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://airlinegeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WhatsApp-Video-2020-09-07-at-10.39.55-AM.mp4"][/video] The plane, a Boeing 737-700, was painted in the workshops of  Fábrica Argentina de Aviones, better known as FADEA, which are located in the…

Canada to Test Fly the 737 MAX Before Granting Approvals

Transport Canada announced this week it plans to conduct test flights of the 737 MAX prior to its return to service in Canadian skies.  According to a report by Reuters, Transport Canada, the Canadian ministry tasked with overseeing all aspects of transportation in the country, will be the first non-U.S.…

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…

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…

Investigation Blames Pilot Error For Smartwings Engine Shutdown Incident

The Czech Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released the final report on an accident that occurred on Aug. 22, 2019, involving a Smartwings Boeing 737-800 aircraft — registration OK-TVO — that had an engine shutdown in flight while it was flying from Samos, Greece to Prague, Czech Republic operating flight…