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The FAA has released its recommendations for 737 MAX updates after over 18 months of study and fixes by Boeing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Boeing 737 MAX to Receive Final Flight Clearance from the EU Next Week

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that the Boeing 737 MAX will receive its final clearance to continue operation in Europe next week. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the last major safety regulator to approve the jet after two fatal crashes grounded it in March 2019. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States and the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) in Brazil both re-certified the MAX in late 2020, and Transport Canada is expected to follow suit…

DHL Express Purchases Eight Triple Seven Freighters

Earlier this week, DHL Express and Boeing announced the German shipping giant’s purchase of eight 777F aircraft. The announcement of the purchase follows an order for 14 Boeing 777F cargo jets that was made by DHL back in 2018. Ten of those 14 aircraft have already been delivered to DHL.…

Atlas Air Adds 747s As Cargo Demand Grows

On Tuesday, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide announced it had purchased four new Boeing 747-8 freighters. According to the carrier, the jets have been ordered to help the company meet growing cargo demand, especially as the e-commerce and express sectors skyrocket due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Why the 747-8F? Atlas Air…

Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell

Low-cost carrier Volotea has announced its plans to phase out its remaining nine Boeing 717-200 aircraft, marking the end of the type operating throughout Europe. The Spanish airline, which is headquartered in Asturias Airport in northern Spain, operated a total of 19 717-200s since the airline began operations. The first…

Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 Radar Contact Lost After Departure from…

Update – Tuesday, January 12 Indonesian Navy divers have now retrieved at least one of the black boxes from the wreckage of flight SJ182, although it is unclear if it is the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) or the flight data recorder (FDR). More than 3,600 personnel are taking part in…

Boeing to Pay $2.5 Billion to Settle Criminal Conspiracy Charges

It’s pretty obvious Boeing has had it rough for quite some time now. It first started with their first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed and in October 2018. No plane crash is good for an aircraft manufacturer but for the time being, it was thought that there wasn’t a systemic…

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…

Qatar Airways Welcomes Trio of 777 Freighters

The travel demand slump in the airline industry is continuing into the new year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. While airlines observe a slight rise due to the holiday season, the gains are small, marginal and temporary. Air travel demand levels are not expected to return to pre-COVID-19…

Alaska Airlines to Introduce Boeing 737 MAX in March

Amid the recent ungrounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, many airlines have begun filing plans to integrate the Boeing 737 MAX into service.  Recently, Alaska Airlines has filed new plans to integrate its MAX fleet into service starting in March 2021. Alaska's Boeing 737 MAX Routes Note that these filings…

What It’s Like to Fly the 737 MAX Post-Grounding

On Tuesday, Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX took to the skies again in the U.S. with paying passengers onboard. American Airlines became the first U.S. operator to place the type back into revenue service with a flight from Miami International Airport to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Other U.S. airlines are planning…