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Aerolíneas Argentinas' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 (Photo: Chuyi Chuang)

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds Second 737 MAX Route to Dominican Republic

With the departure of its flight AR1326 at 11:05 p.m. last August, Argentina's main carrier Aerolineas Argentinas started operating a second route to Punta Cana, one of Dominican Republic's most demanded tourist destinations. The route demonstrates the capabilities of the newest addition to the carrier's fleet: the Boeing 737 MAX 8. The aircraft serving this first flight was LV-HKW, the last of the first five 737 MAX 8s received by the operator, first of the type in Central and South…

Boeing’s Newest MAX Variant Takes to the Skies for the…

The smallest variant of Boeing’s 737 MAX family, the 737 MAX 7, earned its wings on Friday as it successfully took to the skies for the first time. The newest MAX aircraft departed Renton Field at 10:17 a.m. and was the focus of countless enthusiasts and members of the press…

Icelandair’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Emerges at Boeing Field

All eyes at Boeing Field were on Icelandair last week as their first Boeing 737 MAX 8 made its initial appearances in the airline's livery. Previously, the newest aircraft for the Icelandic airline was only recognizable by a sliver of the iconic blue and yellow paint on the tail of the…

The Southwest 737-800 That Didn’t ‘Skid off the Runway’ in…

A flurry of reports on Wednesday stated that a Southwest 737-800 had 'skid off the runway' at Baltimore's Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). This was not the case. Instead, the aircraft slid off the center-line of the taxiway, while remaining on the paved area. Around 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, Southwest flight…

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the world's third commercial constructor, delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017. Of the 210 aircraft, 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). These deliveries were well within the outlook ranges Embraer set for 2017: 97 to 102 commercial jets,…

Boeing, Adient Form Joint Venture for Airplane Seating

On Tuesday, aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing and automotive seating company Adient formed Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will focus on designing, manufacturing and selling seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. “Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry, and Boeing, and we are taking action…

American Airlines to Launch New Routes at LAX

American has announced that they will begin operating new routes to LAX starting in summer 2016. After all new routes are commenced next June, the carrier will operate over 220 daily flights at LAX, serving 70 global destinations out of the airport, according to the carrier. Their new routes will…

Wichita’s Terminal Gets a Sizable Facelift

Just a few hundred feet from the current 39 year old terminal sits the future of aviation travel for the city of Wichita. The "air capital" of the world is in dire need for an image facelift as the current terminal hasn’t seen a remodel since 1989 and is showing…

Southwest Airlines Gets a Break After Getting Caught Missing Inspections

On Tuesday February 24th, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that Southwest Airlines would have to ground 128 of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The reason for this grounding is a missed inspection of the standby hydraulic system. The aircraft make up almost 20% of Southwest's entire fleet. Little by little,…

World Airways Calls it Quits

After years of struggling to stay profitable, World Airways finally called it quits today. The airline’s parent company, Global Aero Logistics, decided after failing to find investors to resurrect the airline from bankruptcy to cancel all flights starting May 27. The airline is the second to claim bankruptcy in the…