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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Southwest during test flights at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Southwest Grounds 737 MAXs After Production Issue

Southwest Airlines has grounded 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets after Boeing revealed an electrical power system issue on some aircraft. Boeing has asked 16 customers to check the electrical systems on some planes and verify “that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system,” per a company statement Boeing did not say which airlines are affected in its statement, but Southwest, American and United all say their fleets have been. Southwest is the most affected…

flydubai To Reintroduce Boeing 737 MAX Into Service

Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai has announced it is returning some of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to commercial service on April 8. The carrier will start operating four Boeing 737 MAX 8s and one 737 MAX 9 in early April after the aircraft have received regulatory approval to rejoin…

777 Partners and Flair Airlines Confirmed for Boeing 737 MAX

As the Boeing 737 MAX works it way back into the sky, a steady stream of orders are starting to work their way into the Renton orderbooks. Boeing's latest customer is 777 Partners, who was confirmed to pick up 24 737 MAX 8 models with an additional 60 more options…

Boeing Under Pressure Amid Recovery

The past few months have been among the most hopeful in Boeing’s recent history. The manufacturer has faced constant pressure over its handling of its Boeing 737 MAX certification and ensuing grounding. The coronavirus pandemic saw the planemaker’s revenues plummet as airlines have largely stopped accepted aircraft deliveries, forcing Boeing…

American Airlines to Fly Its 737 MAX to South America

American Airlines has its recently reintroduced Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft scheduled to fly between the U.S and South America. From March 5, the Forth Worth-based carrier will fly the single-aisle Boeing between Miami and Manaus in northeastern Brazil. The news was reported by Aviacionline, based on Cirium data. From…

United Offering $70 Fares to Destinations Over 70 Degrees

After nearly a year of stay-at-home orders, people are desperate for a vacation, and many are thinking about beach destinations this spring and summer. Fortunately, on Tuesday, United Airlines announced that dozens of its routes would be on sale for as low as $70 beginning Mar. 5. The carrier is…

United Airlines Adds 25 737 MAX Orders

United Airlines on Monday morning announced that it is adding an additional 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets to its existing orders. The airline is also expediting deliveries of its existing MAX orders as the airline prepares for a recovery in travel demand. The newest planes that Boeing ordered are set…

TUI fly Belgium to Become First European Airline to Resume…

On Feb. 17, TUI Belgium will resume Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations. The news comes just a few weeks after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the aircraft to fly again in the European Union. According to Aviation24.be, TUI fly Belgium will begin MAX flights to Spain, making it the…

Alaska Airlines Announces 2020 Financial Results, Receives First 737 MAX

Just two days after taking delivery of their first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft, the Alaska Air Group has announced their fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2020. Like other airlines in the United States around the globe, Alaska felt the impacts of COVID-19, posting losses both quarterly and annually. …

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…