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The airplane involved in the accident departing on its delivery flight from Boeing Field (Photo: Lion Air)

Indonesia Releases Report on Lion Air Crash

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) has released its final report on the crash of Lion Air flight 610. The Boeing 737 MAX operating the flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta for a one hour flight to Pangkal Pinang. The crash sparked the beginning of a crisis for Boeing and the 737 MAX, with another crash in Ethiopia later grounding the aircraft worldwide with expectations for it not to fly until next year at the earliest. The report…

Boeing’s 737 MAX: A Crisis and Opportunity for China

It is no secret that in a 20-year forecast, one of the driving markets for commercial aviation will be China, with its increasing demand for long-haul and domestic routes. In that scenario, the Boeing 737 MAX's complicated situation has created both a crisis and an opportunity. China was the first…

Grounded: Southwest Ferries 737 MAXs to California Desert

As the fallout of the Boeing 737 MAX groundings continue to linger, Southwest has prepared for a long term wait on getting the newest variant of the Boeing 737 aircraft airborne again with some of their MAX 8 aircraft making a trip to Southern California Logistics Airport for what could…

Garuda Indonesia Reportedly Nixing 737 MAX Orders

According to Indonesian publication detikfinance and reported by One Mile at a Time, Garuda Indonesia's CEO has stated that the carrier is set to cancel its order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX, citing "loss of confidence" in the aircraft. "Even if Boeing fixes the MAX 8 system, that passenger confidence…

Aireon: Space-Based Global Aircraft Tracking

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing most of the world was stunned that a large airliner could simply disappear. To many who aren’t well versed in the aviation industry it was unfathomable how there wasn’t any sort of tracking system to monitor…

United States and Canada Follow Europe, Ban 737 MAX Operations

Canada announced the decision to ban the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday. A short time later the United States made the same decision with President Trump announcing "all of those planes are grounded effectively immediately." This follows the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on Sunday. Boeing shortly after…

Boeing’s 737 MAX: Two Opposing Viewpoints

While the investigation about the Ethiopian ET302 crash is just starting, there is a strong division between Boeing 737 MAX operators: those who trust the aircraft and those who do not. Either due to an agency mandate or an internal decision, over half of the MAXs delivered are not going…

Europe Reacts to the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Following the devastating crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on Sunday, multiple airlines and aviation authorities have announced groundings of and restrictions to the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Here, we round up which airlines have taken the decision to voluntarily ground its fleets and which authorities have taken action into…

Several 737 MAX 8 Operators Begin to Ground Fleets

Even though information is still scarce at this point, Ethiopian’s ill-fated ET302 flight has triggered a series of decisions of aviation authorities and operators regarding the Boeing 737 MAX. The Chinese Aviation Authority requested airlines, under its jurisdiction, to suspend operations of the variant, “in line with the management principle…

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes Following Departure from…

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed after departing from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Flight ET302 to Nairobi, Kenya, had 149 passengers and eight crew representing 33 different nationalities onboard. Ethiopian Airlines confirmed online that the aircraft registration was ET-AVJ, a four-month-old aircraft, which was delivered in November of…