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A WestJet 737 MAX in the new livery (Photo: Chris Edwards)

WestJet’s New Livery Seen on Boeing 737 MAX Almost Ready for Delivery

Earlier this week, WestJet's latest Boeing 737 MAX 8, registered as C-FNWD/308, was seen at Boeing Factory in Renton, WA. It still does not have a delivery date, but its CFM International's LEAP-1B engines are already installed and its painting has been completed. The aircraft is the first one to wear WestJet's new livery, which will be adopted by the totality of its fleet in two separate stages. All new aircraft will be delivered with the new livery, both the…

Airbus Wants to Increase A320 Production Rate; Its Suppliers, Not…

An Airbus spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that it intends to increase the monthly output of its the Airbus A320 series from the current 55 aircraft to 63 by 2019, which will significantly improve the capacity of the builder to take new orders in a timeline that is suitable for future…

Popular CFM56-7B Engine Under FAA Scrutiny After Recent Onboard Fatality

Following the engine incident involving a Southwest 737-700 that resulted in the death of one passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they would be ordering the inspections of engine fan blades of certain CFM56-7B engines. CFM engines are produced by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and…

Boeing Delivers First Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft to Thai…

This week marks another first for Boeing as the aircraft manufacturer delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 9 to the model’s launch customer, Thai Lion Air. Boeing held a delivery ceremony on Wednesday in Seattle at the Seattle Delivery Center at its own Boeing Field to commemorate the delivery, which comes just…