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Onboard United's new 737 MAX 9 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Opinion: Will Passengers Return to the 737 MAX?

With certification steps entering into the final stages, the 737 MAX is expected to return to revenue service by year-end. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently conducted test flights with its engineers and pilots on board, a major step in the re-certification of the 737 MAX following its grounding after two fatal crashes. While certification of any aircraft consists of an innumerable number of tests, analysis and proving compliance with regulations, the biggest test for the aircraft will be if…

Aeroméxico Restarts International Flights while Mexico’s International LCCs Further Reduce…

Despite the declared "sanitary emergency" in Mexico, Mexico's national carrier, Aeroméxico, is reopening some international services and increasing frequency to Asia, Europe, the United States, Canada and some Latin American countries this month and next. Aeroméxico is seeking to restart some of its routes after it suspended flights to a…

Where are U.S Airlines Grounding Their Aircraft?

As Coronavirus spread urges the world to stay to contain the contagion curve; airlines are forced to slash capacity in a move that is perhaps unprecedented in history. With thousands of aircraft temporarily in the ground, airlines in the U.S storing these frames in different locations across the country, particularly…

Turkish Airlines Reaches 737 MAX Compensation Deal with Boeing

Turkish Airlines has reached a deal with Boeing regarding compensation for the financial impacts brought upon by the grounding of the MAX, according to Fox Business. The airline did not specify the amount of the deal, but a Turkish newspaper has reported that the deal includes $150 million USD in…

U.S. Airlines Extend Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations Again

The beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March 13, 2019. Two of the aircraft’s largest U.S. operators believe that the grounding is going to continue to be nearly a year long. Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have announced an extension for the removal of the aircraft from…

Flydubai Considers A320neo as 737 MAX Grounding Continues

In the Boeing 737 MAX saga, perhaps the most frightful scenario for the builder is not related to the present or a meticulous review of the past. While the investigation on the certification process advances, the consequences are starting to cast clouds on the future of the aircraft. Flydubai, the…

The Grounding of Boeing’s MAX Costs American Millions

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration will come at an estimated cost of $350 million to American Airlines, as reported by the airline during an updated profit forecast for the year. The airline has canceled flights through August while waiting for Boeing to release…

American’s MD-80 Retirement Not Affected By Boeing 737 MAX Grounding

American Airlines was forced to ground its fleet of 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on March 13, 2019, in an effort to comply with an FAA order that came in the wake of the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Lion Air flight 605. The airline is the…

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…

11 More A320neo Aircraft Grounded In India

Following a mid-air engine failure of an IndiGo A320neo operated by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines on Monday morning, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) immediately sent an order to two airlines to ground 11 additional aircraft in their fleets. Gurgaon, India based IndiGo now has 11 total A320neos…