American's first 737 MAX on the flightline at Boeing Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Chuyi Chuang)

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 airports including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport. Pilots and mechanics will be on hand to answer questions, and pilots will also be available separately over…

FAA Certifies the GE9X Powerplant

On Monday, GE Aviation announced the Federal Aviation Administration has certified its new GE9X engine, built specifically for Boeing’s new 777X aircraft. Although the company hit some snags along the way, the certification is a huge step forward in developing the massive jet, which is expected to enter service in…