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A 737 MAX 9 in the Boeing livery landing at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

The Slow-But-Steady Recovery of Boeing 737 MAX Operations

Boeing's 737 MAX ungrounding was undoubtedly the best news the company received in 2020. Checkered by its safety issues, the 787 Dreamliner quality controls, the extended 777X delay and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic taking a historical toll on aircraft demand, 737 MAX's recertification allowed Boeing to resume deliveries and operators to add the variant back into their schedules. Despite a significant amount of cancellations and an unavoidable-uncertainty of about 500 airframes, the MAX is set to be the…

Cayman Airways Set to Resume 737 MAX Flights

On Tuesday, Cayman Airways announced the un-grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) rescinded the airspace restriction for the jet. The CAACI joins the United States, Canada, the European Union, Brazil and the United Kingdom in re-certifying the plane.…

Boeing 737 MAX to Receive Final Flight Clearance from the…

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…

Pakistani Airlines May Be Barred From 188 Countries

In 2018, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK517 skidded off the runway at Panjgur Airport, injuring none. During the investigation, it was found that the test date on the pilot’s license fell on a public holiday, so it would not have been possible to complete the test on that day.…

EgyptAir Introduces A320Neo Simulator, Pushes to Establish New Airline

EgyptAir Training Academy has announced it will launch a new A320neo simulator in mid-November at its training facility, becoming the first African airline to install the L3 Harris-designed-and-manufactured apparatus. The installation is subject for approval of EASA FSTD Issue 2 Level D. It will feature multiple engine types: IAE V2527-A5…

American Airlines Plans 737 MAX Tours to Boost Customer Confidence

American Airlines is planning to host customer tours of its Boeing 737 MAX jets to boost customer confidence in the jet as the airline nears the date at which it is set to resume flights with the aircraft. Tours will take place after Thanksgiving and will happen in person at…

737 MAX May Be Back in European Skies by December

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has reportedly given approval for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to the region’s skies. The agency had reported on Sept. 11 that test flights of the aircraft had been completed in Vancouver, Canada due to Covid restrictions. Data from those test…

EASA Warns Against Pitot Tube Blockage Due to COVID-19 Storage

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a safety bulletin following "an alarming trend in the number of reports of unreliable speed and altitude indications during the first flights following the aircraft leaving storage," as the agency states. EASA warned the airline operators and maintenance organizations against pitot tube…

How Wizz Air’s Attainment of EASA Safety Certification Shapes the…

One of Europe’s major low-cost carriers, Wizz Air, recently received the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Air Operator Certificate, which designates the EASA as the chief safety expert and inspector that will oversee the airline’s safety procedures, while the Hungarian Civil Aviation Authority will continue to oversee the airline's…

Regulators Release Recommendations For 737 MAX Return

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its latest recommendations for design changes to the Boeing 737 MAX before the troubled jet can be recertified. The agency has issued a proposed Airworthiness Directive (AD) to require updated flight control software, revised display-processing software to generate alerts, revised certain flight…