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A United Airlines 737 MAX 9 stored at Houston Hobby Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Weiland)

United Airlines, WestJet File Intentions for Resuming Boeing 737 MAX Flights

On Wednesday, WestJet announced its intent to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights. Additionally, United Airlines filed its first routes with the Boeing 737 MAX 9 on Wednesday.  These two moves showcase the gradual reinstatement of the Boeing 737 MAX after groundings that kept it out of service for almost two years. WestJet MAX Resumption WestJet will resume its Boeing 737 MAX flights on Jan. 22, with three weekly flights between Calgary, Canada and Toronto, subject to the approval of the…

Alaska Airlines to Introduce Boeing 737 MAX in March

Amid the recent ungrounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, many airlines have begun filing plans to integrate the Boeing 737 MAX into service.  Recently, Alaska Airlines has filed new plans to integrate its MAX fleet into service starting in March 2021. Alaska's Boeing 737 MAX Routes Note that these filings…

FAA Moves Ahead With MAX Recertification After Completing Test Flights

In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration declared that recertification test flights for the Boeing 737 MAX have been completed and laid out the next steps required to approve the aircraft for a return to the skies. During three days of flight testing, FAA pilots and…

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…

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…