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Airbus Lands A220 Order From Green Africa

With big plans for Africa, startup carrier Green Africa Airways has continued to push for expansion plans with a memorandum of understanding with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 50 A220-300 aircraft. The airline sees the aircraft as part of its expansion plans and will use it to grow its fleet. This move comes roughly 14 months after the airline’s previous order for the Boeing 737 MAX which was ordered prior to the aircraft’s grounding. The airline placed an order for 50…

Boeing Plans 737 MAX Return With Spirit Aerosystems Supplier

Following a rough start to the 2020 year, Spirit Aerosystems has finally been able to get some promising news following a deal with Boeing to look into restarting Boeing 737 MAX production should the aircraft meet the aerospace firm’s current strategy to get the plane recertified. Spirit had been producing…

Air Canada Extends 737 MAX Grounding into 2020

Air Canada has announced that it will be extending its 737 MAX cancellations until Jan. 8, 2020, now, despite turning a profit in the second quarter of 2019. The carrier is expecting the prolonged cancellations to impact its financials, with capacity declining by two percent during the third quarter of…

The Next Best Option: What is Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 717…

While the narrowbody market tends to show the overarching use that the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 can bring to an airline, there are some narrowbody holes that are slowly being exposed as older model aircraft age. One example is the Boeing 757, whose versatility has proven that no one…

New Faces and New Places: How International Travel Options Have…

With 2018 now upon us and second decade of the 21st century starting to draw to a close, one might claim that this decade was not kind to U.S. aviation. The merger mania that dominated the early portion of the decade saw airlines like US Airways, Continental, and AirTran disappear from…

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds 737 MAX 8 to its Regional Operation

Starting on May 1, Argentina's flag carrier will replace the Airbus A330-200 with the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on its flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Although it needs to be officially confirmed by the airline, the operations schedule show Airbus' widebody removal and its replacement by the recently…

American Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

Fort Worth-based American Airlines is taking delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 today. In July, the aircraft was on the final assembly line at Boeing's plant in Renton, Washington, and now that flight testing has been completed, the aircraft will be handed over to American so they can…

Paris Air Show Day 2 Recap: U.S. Carriers Ink New…

As the second day of the Paris Air Show 2017 comes to a close, it has produced new orders across the board from all of the major aircraft manufacturers. Boeing again has come out strong against main rival Airbus, and Embraer, ATR, and Bombardier all secured more orders on Tuesday.…

An AvGeek’s Perspective: The 737 MAX’s First Flight

Awe-inspiring: that, in my opinion, is the best word to describe watching the Boeing 737 MAX 8 take to the cloudy, grey Washington skies for the first time. Here's how the day shaped up: At 5 am, I work up to some "pump-up" music. At 6:15 am, I drove from…

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 8

On December 8, 2015, Boeing officially rolled out the 737 MAX 8. The newest member of the 737 family was proudly revealed to a large group of Boeing employees, marking a very special day for Boeing. Photo gallery of the #737MAX big reveal: https://t.co/jq9oiZJwlN #Boeing pic.twitter.com/yegaHN9He7 — Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) December…