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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. government agency to conduct its own independent test flights. The flights are reportedly planned to occur next week and are expected to be conducted in the Washington State area, according…

FAA Plans 737 MAX Recertification Flights Starting Monday

In a moment largely expected by the aircraft builder, the Boeing 737 MAX is ready to start the recertification flight campaign as soon as Monday, June 29. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed on Sunday that it has completed Boeing's safety system assessment review and it is ready to begin…

Opinion: Is This How It Ends? Southwest Considering Airbus Orders…

Thursday morning brought the release of Southwest Airlines' third-quarter results. While Chief Executive Gary Kelly brought forth a number of interesting statistics showing the airline continues to be financially and operationally resilient despite massive troubles that continue to plague the airline's Boeing 737 MAX fleet, that wasn't the most interesting…

Southwest Pushes Back 737 MAX Return While United Remains Uncertain

Southwest Airlines on Thursday removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its schedule until February, according to CNBC. The move by the airline to cancel further flights added even more uncertainty to the already turbulent near future of the U.S. aviation market following the ground of Boeing's latest single-aisle offering. By…

Saudi Arabian Low-Cost Carrier Cancels 30 737 MAX Orders

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal has canceled a deal which would have seen the delivery of at least 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, having an option to take an extra 20. The airline, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, has instead decided to switch to an all Airbus fleet and…

Boeing Pledges Support to Those Affected by 737 MAX Accidents

Boeing has announced that it will be donating $100 million to families and communities affected by the fatal crashes of Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. Both flights crashed as a result of system issues within the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. A total of 346 lives…

Two Notable Things to Look for at the 2019 Paris…

Starting this Monday, the aviation industry will meet for the largest aerospace industry exhibition trade fair in the world, the Paris Air Show. Held at Paris' Le Bourget Airport, the event spans seven days including four trading days for industry members and three days open to the public. The 52nd…

MAX Cancellations Continue to Drag On, but Boeing Sees End…

American Airlines announced it will cancel flights on its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until after Labor Day in the U.S., which this year takes place Sept. 2. The setback comes during a week in which American continues to face rolling delays and cancellations resulting from massive storms that ravaged operations…

Icelandair Reportedly Considering All-Airbus Fleet

Icelandair has announced that it will be increasing its fleet size from 33 to 50 aircraft by 2025. The move will replace the carrier's aging Boeing 757 fleet with the newer Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9, of which Icelandair has 26 on order. However, in its first…

The FAA’s Meeting with Airlines on the MAX: What Comes…

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the governing and regulating body of U.S. aviation, held meetings April 12 with representatives from three major U.S. airlines and their pilot unions to discuss the future of Boeing 737 MAX operations in the U.S. American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines, the three U.S.…