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Stored Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Everett, Wash. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

February Wave of 737 MAX Cancellations Hits Boeing

Chicago-based Boeing’s net sales for 2020 currently sits at 28 aircraft cancellations. The airline recorded its first orders of the year in February following a quiet January. BBAM announced an order for three converted 737-800 freighters and two weeks later All Nippon Airways (ANA) committed to a firm order for 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with options for five more. Despite logging 18 orders during the month, Boeing saw 41 Boeing 737 MAX cancellations from a global range of customers. Air…

Jobs the Main Focus As Congress Considers Aviation Bailout

As airlines across the United States feel the increasing weight of the COVID-19 pandemic on sales, Congress is considering a $58 billion bailout that they say should prioritize the preservation of jobs. Lawmakers say that any money airlines receive should come with conditions that no job is lost at the…

American Airlines to Freeze Hiring and Expedite Aircraft Retirements Following…

As COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus that appeared months ago continues to slow down travel around the world, American Airlines has announced that it will halt pilot recruitment and expedite the retirement of its older Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft. "As you are aware, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on…

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…

Airbus Lands A220 Order From Green Africa

With big plans for Africa, startup carrier Green Africa Airways has continued to push for expansion plans with a memorandum of understanding with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 50 A220-300 aircraft. The airline sees the aircraft as part of its expansion plans and will use it to grow its fleet. This…

Boeing Plans 737 MAX Return With Spirit Aerosystems Supplier

Following a rough start to the 2020 year, Spirit Aerosystems has finally been able to get some promising news following a deal with Boeing to look into restarting Boeing 737 MAX production should the aircraft meet the aerospace firm’s current strategy to get the plane recertified. Spirit had been producing…

Boeing-Embraer Deal Gets Brazilian Government Approval

While the European Union is delaying its ruling on the grounds of requiring additional information that provides sufficient proof that the market is not going to be more concentrated, the Brazilian government has finally approved the joint venture between Boeing and Embraer. The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)'s General-Superintendence…

Boeing Completes First 777X Flight in Everett, Wash.

After years of design, testing, set-backs to overcome and a few last-minute weather delays, Saturday was the day aviation saw the Boeing 777X take to the skies for the first time. Marking a new era for what has been a turbulent period in Boeing's history. N779XW, a 777-9 variant, took…

Why Boeing Needs the 777X to Have A Smooth Path…

Earlier this week, Boeing announced it expected it's Boeing 777X to make its first flight as soon as Jan. 23, an event that would put an end to a months-long delay that has only exacerbated the manufacturing giant's financial troubles. Originally, the company expected the 777X to first take flight…

Embraer Studies Turboprop Development With Boeing

Embraer, the world's third-largest commercial aircraft producer and leader of the regional jets market is in "advanced stages of studying" a new model of passenger turboprop in cooperation with Boeing, stated Reuters this Monday. According to the global news agency, the size range of the aircraft would be similar or…