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The tail of American's first Boeing 737 MAX 8 (Photo: Chris Edwards / @AeroimagesChris)

Photos: American’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Makes Flightline Appearance

American Airlines' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 made an appearance on the flightline in Renton, Wash. on Sunday after completing final assembly. The Fort Worth-based carrier has 100 737 MAX aircraft on order with four deliveries in 2017, 16 in 2018, and 20 in the year after. [caption id="attachment_14594" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] American's first 737 MAX 8 on Boeing's Renton flightline (Photo: Chris Edwards / @AeroimagesChris)[/caption] The next-generation 737 aircraft will see a total of 172 seats. The new aircraft type…

Southwest Outlines Optimal Routes for Viewing Next Month’s Solar Eclipse

Southwest Airlines is offering passengers multiple opportunities to view the Great American Eclipse onboard its flights on Aug., 21, 2017. Yesterday marked the one-month countdown to the date of the eclipse that will be viewed from coast to coast. To help passengers experience the full effect of the eclipse, the…

Photos: American Rolls out New AstroJet-Themed Boeing 737-800

American's AstroJet retro paint scheme has been a long-enduring staple of the airline's fleet. It is beloved among aviation enthusiasts and airline employees alike while still being recognizable by seasoned passengers. The original livery was painted on N951AA (ship 3CF), the carrier's 50th Boeing 737 aircraft which was delivered in…

A Success: The Boeing 737 MAX 9 Completes Maiden Flight…

On Thursday, Boeing's new 737 MAX 9 aircraft took to the skies for its first flight. Departing Renton Municipal Airport at 10:52 a.m., the newest addition to the MAX family departed for a two hour and 42-minute test flight before landing at Boeing Field at 1:34 p.m. Captain Christine Walsh and  Captain…

Ryanair Receives 450th Boeing 737 Aircraft

Ryanair, one of Europe’s largest airlines, has taken delivery of its 450th Boeing aircraft. The Irish carrier had its latest Boeing 737-800 delivered to Dublin Airport after arriving from Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash. Mick Hickey, Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer said in a statement: “We are delighted to receive our…

An AvGeek’s Perspective: The Boeing 737 MAX 9 Rollout

it's a rainy, 33-degree day in early March, and I am up early. I never get up early. Only two things get me out from my warm, electric blanket covered bed at 4:50 in the morning: the sweet smell of cinnamon rolls and bacon, or airplanes. Seattleites can, and will…

Southwest 737 Experiences “Uncontained Engine Failure:” Lands Safely in Pensacola

Southwest flight 3472 from New Orleans to Orlando diverted to Pensacola, Florida after an incident involving the number two engine. The aircraft involved was N766SW, a 16 year old 737-7H4 with CFM56 engines. There were 99 passengers and 5 crew members onboard, who safely deplaned in Pensacola. The engine appears…

Alaska Airlines Adds Service from Newark

Alaska Airlines announced today it will increase its presence in the New York City region with additional service to Newark's Liberty International Airport. The airline currently serves Newark with two daily flights from Seattle and will add a third in Spring or 2017. "We thank the Federal Aviation Administration, and…

Is United Losing the Horse-Race?

As CEO Oscar Munoz returns to work, one of the first issues he is being made to deal with is strong criticism from some of the board members. Expressing deep dissatisfaction with the direction of United Airlines, two of the carrier’s shareholders are nominating a slate of six new directors…

Qantas to Launch Domestic Inflight Wi-Fi Service

Qantas has announced it will launch inflight Wi-Fi service next year on domestic flights in Australia. The airline will partner with ViaSat, a global broadband services provider and will tap into the NBNTM network. This new Wi-Fi service will be up to 10 times faster than other on-board Wi-Fi services and…