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A Boeing 737 MAX in Renton, Wash. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Krautkremer)

Boeing Loses 462 MAX Orders Amid COVID-19 Fallout

Boeing’s commercial airline customers have canceled a total of 462 Boeing 737 MAX orders since January 2020, meaning a 153% increase as of July compared to last year. The 737 MAX order book fell by 182 aircraft in 2019, substantially due to bankruptcy of Indian low-cost carrier Jet Airways, which had ordered 125 MAX aircraft. [caption id="attachment_43371" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Boeing customers have canceled 153% more orders this year than during the same period last year. (Chart: AirlineGeeks; Data: Boeing)[/caption] Boeing…

Opinion: Will Passengers Return to the 737 MAX?

With certification steps entering into the final stages, the 737 MAX is expected to return to revenue service by year-end. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently conducted test flights with its engineers and pilots on board, a major step in the re-certification of the 737 MAX following its grounding after…

U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan FAA Reform Legislation

A bipartisan proposal to bolster the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversight of commercial aircraft manufacturers was introduced to the U.S. Senate this week. Senators Roger Wicker (Republican, Mississippi) and Maria Cantwell (Democrat, Washington) sponsored the bill known as the Aircraft Safety and Certification Reform Act of 2020. In a statement…

Primera Air Announces Order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 9s

Scandinavian carrier Primera Air has announced an order and agreement with Boeing for eight 737 MAX 9 aircraft, valued at $950 million list price. This order also includes purchase rights for four more of the aircraft type and a lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation for an additional eight bringing…