Qatar Airways Becomes Launch Customer for Boeing 777X Freighter

Since June 2021, what was initially thought to be a relatively small dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways has evolved into a massive legal dispute.  Signs of the rift between the two parties gave rise due to the surface pain issues on the airline's flagship Airbus A350s for both the…

Ethiopian Airlines Prepares For Boeing 737 Max Return

Ethiopian Airlines is now laying the groundwork for the return of the Boeing 737 Max. The airline on Monday issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service with the first flight expected on Feb. 1. Ethiopian…

Boeing 737 MAX Is Taking Steps Toward Flying in China…

Recently, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a notice of inquiry to recertify Boeing 737MAX. The jet has been grounded in China for 20 months after two fatal crashes, one each in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Internal sources say Air China and China Southern are in the process of…

Flyr Adding Boeing 737 MAX To Fleet

Having just taken to the skies for the first time in June, Norway's new airline Flyr has decided to take yet another step in expanding its fleet in a way that is similar to that of the old Norwegian. The Oslo-based Flyr on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with…

WestJet Connects Toronto to Dublin

Starting in the coming spring, WestJet has plans to expand its network that will feature a new route that will connect its passengers from the airline's Toronto hub to Dublin, Ireland. Beginning on May 15 of 2022, the Canadian low-cost carrier hopes to operate a seasonal summer flight service four…

Boeing’s 787 Deliveries Halted Pending FAA Approval

American-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing has halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliners, causing probable delays for airline customers following a recent five-month suspension in handing over the aircraft due to production problems. The halt in deliveries comes as Boeing is still awaiting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the manufacturer's proposed…

Malaysia Airlines, AFI KLM E&M Renew Partnership As Airline Weighs…

Malaysia Airlines is further extending its longstanding partnership with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) by signing a component support contract for its Boeing 737 fleet. Under its new long-term contract, AFI KLM E&M is to provide component solutions to Malaysia Airlines, including repair and logistics.…

Boeing Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarterly Loss

Boeing reported yet another quarterly loss on Wednesday amidst a continued depression in worldwide aviation demand. But the manufacturer remained optimistic that a rebound was in sight with Covid-19 vaccination programs worldwide and the return of its Boeing 737 MAX products to services. The aircraft manufacturing giant has been in…

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

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…