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Boeing 777X Certification Delayed To 2023 After FAA Notification

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent a letter to Boeing saying that the manufacturer’s new 777X aircraft, currently in its testing phase, likely will not receive its certification until mid- to late-2023. The FAA has blocked Boeing from moving forward with a key step in its certification of the aircraft, pushing the projected date on which the FAA will give the aircraft the all-clear back by months. Flight Test Problems The letter, sent May 13 and reviewed by The Seattle…

American Airlines Is Using More Widebodies On Domestic Flights than…

Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place across many parts of the world. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that American Airlines is still using more widebody aircraft on domestic services than international flights, according to data seen by AirlineGeeks. With many countries remaining closed to American tourists, more…

Cathay Pacific Could Shrink Boeing 777X Order

Hong Kong's largest airline, Cathay Pacific, plans to reduce its order of Boeing 777-9Xs from 21 aircraft to 10-15 aircraft, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. Two internal sources briefed on the issue stated that the airline would "optimize" its order, removing billions of dollars in…

American Airlines Expands Services for the Summer

American Airlines has announced a new expansion for its upcoming summer schedule. In response to strong demand, the airline expects to fly 90% of its domestic seat capacity compared to the same period in 2019. Although slower see a rebound in demand, the airline also expects that it will operate…

DHL Expanding Asia-Pacific Network

In response to predicted exponential growth in shipment volume, DHL Express has increased its flight network between the Asia-Pacific, the U.S and Europe, adding flights with Kalitta Air and AeroLogic to accommodate more demand. DHL added a couple of new Boeing 777F aircraft to its fleet with the purchase coming…

NTSB Provides Update on United Airlines 328

The NTSB has released an update on its investigation into the catastrophic engine failure on United Airlines flight 328. The incident received widespread media attention when the engine cowling from the Boeing 777 landed in the front yard of a house in a Denver suburb. None of the passengers or…

Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s

Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition…

Confirmed: Delta Plans Final Scheduled 777 Flight

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will operate its final Boeing 777 flight on Oct. 31, the carrier confirmed to AirlineGeeks. After announcing earlier this year that it would retire all of its 777s by the end of 2020, the date is now official. Two flights have been put on the schedule…

Interview: Eastern CEO Talks 777 and Strategy as Traffic Picks…

Despite diminished demand, shrinking fleets and network cuts affecting airlines around the world as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, Eastern Airlines made headlines earlier this month as it acquired its largest aircraft yet and applied to serve its first regularly scheduled domestic flight. It’s important to distinguish which…

Delta Plans to Axe Boeing 777 Fleet

Delta Air Lines has announced it will retire the Boeing 777 from its fleet by the end of this year. A decision that will see the removal of eight 777-200(ER) and ten 777-200(LR) from its mainline fleet of 864 aircraft. The decision was announced by Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta,…