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Boeing Reports First Profit Since 2019 In Quarter 2 Earnings

On Wednesday, July 28, aircraft manufacturer Boeing held its second quarter earnings call for 2021, posting its first profit in nearly two years. This comes at a time when the industry recovery trend continues to accelerate forward following less travel restrictions, leading to more servable routes. Boeing’s $567 million profit comes as a surprise to analysts, but can be attributed to the company's growth from previous years in all segments; Commercial, Defense, Space & Security and Global Services. The success…

Aeromexico Seeks to Add 12 Boeing 737 MAXs to Its…

Aeroméxico is currently working to incorporate new aircraft into its fleet with plans to add 12 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the coming months, with the first arrival planned for October. In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that these orders were in addition to the 28 that…

Delta Air Lines Reports First Quarterly Profit Since 2019

Fleet renewals have been an essential step in many airlines' recovery strategies as they fly through the storm brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in numerous accelerated aircraft retirements and extended delays in production. Some airlines have used it to their advantage — and Delta Air Lines…

Ryanair Opens Recruitment Drive, Aims to Hire 2,000 Pilots For…

In the lead as Europe's largest airline, Ryanair has been dominating European countries and markets with its relatively-large fleet and lower airfares, and it announced late last year a massive Boeing 737 MAX aircraft order that totaled to 210 planes. Being seen as the "game-changer" for Ryanair's passengers and the…

Aeroméxico Resumes International Routes, Starts Flying 737 MAX

Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico is starting the second half of the year and the beginning of the summer by returning to operating international routes and launching new aircraft. Little by little, the airline is returning to operate at pre-pandemic levels. Aeromexico restarted its operations on July 1 from Mexico City…

United Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8, Builds Anticipation For…

On Sunday, United received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 after completing the airplane's delivery flight from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft, with registration N27251, will be formally introduced on Tuesday, when the company is expected to announce a significant narrowbody order. The carrier has 40…

Boeing 777X Certification Delayed To 2023 After FAA Notification

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent a letter to Boeing saying that the manufacturer’s new 777X aircraft, currently in its testing phase, likely will not receive its certification until mid- to late-2023. The FAA has blocked Boeing from moving forward with a key step in its certification of the aircraft,…

Lufthansa to Reinstate Five A340-600s For First Class Cabins to…

As an inevitable result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, many international airlines have had to prematurely shortened the operating lifespan of their aircraft fleet, sending the majority either to long-term storage or retiring an entire fleet completely. The German national carrier Lufthansa was also a victim of such tragedy, having…

Fiji Airways Granted Approval for Return of 737 MAX to…

Fiji Airways made a deal for five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back in 2016 with the first two received in 2018 and early 2019 and the subsequent three due by mid-2019. The MAX aircraft were due to be the new heartbeat for the Fiji Airways fleet, as since 2018, the…

First Boeing 737-10 MAX Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Boeing has completed the first of the necessary test flights to get the largest variant of the Boeing 737 MAX family airborne. The aerospace firm announced on Friday that the Boeing 737-10 completed the successful first flight mission on the morning of June 18th from Renton in the Seattle area.…