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American's first 737 MAX on the flightline at Boeing Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Chuyi Chuang)

American Airlines Plans 737 MAX Tours to Boost Customer Confidence

American Airlines is planning to host customer tours of its Boeing 737 MAX jets to boost customer confidence in the jet as the airline nears the date at which it is set to resume flights with the aircraft. Tours will take place after Thanksgiving and will happen in person at airports including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport. Pilots and mechanics will be on hand to answer questions, and pilots will also be available separately over…

737 MAX May Be Back in European Skies by December

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has reportedly given approval for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to the region’s skies. The agency had reported on Sept. 11 that test flights of the aircraft had been completed in Vancouver, Canada due to Covid restrictions. Data from those test…

Aeroméxico To Increase Its Operations in October

The month of October will see Aeroméxico operate about 30% more international flights compared to September. With this increase in its operations, the carrier will be operating to 28 destinations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The Mexican airline made public an announcement,…

U.S. House Condemns Boeing, FAA in 737 MAX Disasters

A report issued by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday called the two fatal Boeing 737MAX crashes a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and a severe lack of federal oversight. The report comes at a conclusion of an 18-month investigation that included interviews with at least…

Regulators Release Recommendations For 737 MAX Return

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its latest recommendations for design changes to the Boeing 737 MAX before the troubled jet can be recertified. The agency has issued a proposed Airworthiness Directive (AD) to require updated flight control software, revised display-processing software to generate alerts, revised certain flight…

Ryanair Reports Second Quarter Losses

Ryanair Holdings PLC reported a loss of €185 million for the second quarter of 2020, the first quarter of its fiscal year, on Monday. This is a stark contrast from the same period last year, when the carrier made €243million, the airline announced in a press release. The loss is…

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…

Norwegian Air Cancels Order for 97 Boeing Aircraft, Sues Boeing

Norwegian Air Shuttle sent a notification to the Boeing, stating that the airline had terminated the purchase agreements of the remaining five Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 92 Boeing 737 MAX. The airline also ended the GoldCare service agreement, Boeing's largest-ever commercial services contract, related to the 787 and MAX aircraft.…

U.S. Senate Considers Bill to Improve Aircraft Certification

Members of the United States Senate have introduced a bill to reinforce aviation safety and oversight particularly with regards to certification, FlightGlobal reports. The bill comes amid the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX scandal, which has left many puzzled as to why the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not vet the…

Opinion: It’s Time to Rebuild Trust in the Aviation Industry

Recently, I participated in a discussion panel about the Boeing 737 MAX incidents, which took me to a lot of research, and deep thinking about the aviation industry, which I admire and respect. Studying the final report on the Lion Air 610 accident, I realized that technology can create better…