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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…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces More Airport Infrastructure Grants

On September 24, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $335 million in infrastructure grants for airports throughout the United States. The announcement comes just weeks after the FAA announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. The $1.2 billion was spread out over 434 grants to 405 airports.…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 15: United Airlines Protects Pilots Among…

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at this week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or through our distributor, Anchor. For…

U.S. House Condemns Boeing, FAA in 737 MAX Disasters

A report issued by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday called the two fatal Boeing 737MAX crashes a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and a severe lack of federal oversight. The report comes at a conclusion of an 18-month investigation that included interviews with at least…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 14: A Look Into EAS, Dreamliner,…

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at this week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or through our distributor, Anchor. This…

FAA Proposes Extension of Slot Relief

On Sept. 11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would propose an extension for relief of flight requirements at slot restricted airports. The current relief of the minimum flight requirements is due to expire in October, and the extension would last until March 2021. Due to the COVID-19…

FAA to Review 787 Quality Lapses

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to investigate several quality lapses during the manufacturing process of the Boeing 787, according to an internal FAA memo.  In the memo, dated Aug. 31 2020 and obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the agency is looking into structural quality issues with construction…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces $1.2 Billion in Airport Safety and…

Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. “This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” U.S. Transportation Secretary…

Canada to Test Fly the 737 MAX Before Granting Approvals

Transport Canada announced this week it plans to conduct test flights of the 737 MAX prior to its return to service in Canadian skies.  According to a report by Reuters, Transport Canada, the Canadian ministry tasked with overseeing all aspects of transportation in the country, will be the first non-U.S.…

FAA Celebrates 100 Years of Flight Service

The United States’ civil aviation governing body, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), on Thursday celebrated 100 years of Flight Service, according to a statement published on the FAA’s website. Flight Service works with pilots to provide briefings, flight plans, inflight advisory services, search and rescue, aircraft emergencies and Notices to…