April 10, 2021| 46 0

United’s Fleet Takes A Hit With Boeing 737 MAX & 777 Groundings

United Airlines is now in the second sudden fleet crisis. After facing the surprise grounding of select Boeing 777 aircraft that has kept most of the 777-200s out of the schedule, the airline faced another blow today with the surprise 737 MAX announcement. While the latest issue with the MAX does not affect all of the airline’s aircraft, United has …

March 31, 2021| 52 0

Alaska Airlines Firms Up December Boeing 737 MAX Order

Alaska Airlines has firmed up its order for 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets with 15 options. The airline and Boeing initially announced this order back in December as a commitment. As a firm order now, the two parties have locked in their plan for Alaska Airlines to transition more towards an all-Boeing fleet. Alaska firms up 737 MAX order Alaska Airlines a …

March 10, 2021| 22 0

Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service Gathers Pace

Two years on from the second fatal Boeing 737 MAX crash, the aircraft is flying once more. While its initial return to service was slow, the aircraft is now being operated by 14 airlines worldwide from Canada to Kazakstan. Let’s take a look at how the service return is going. Two years ago, the entire aviation industry was shocked by the tragedy of …

March 9, 2021| 25 0

Icelandair returns the Boeing 737 MAX To Service

After a multi-month campaign to reassure its customers that the 737 MAX is safe to fly, Icelandair has returned the 737 MAX into service. One of the first flights operated took place on Monday, March 8th, from Keflavik International Airport to Copenhagen Airport. If all goes according to plan, that same aircraft operates a service to Paris today. Th …

March 5, 2021| 23 0

China’s New Narrowbody The COMAC C919 On Track For 2021 Certification

The new narrowbody jet of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is on track to be certified in 2021, its chief designer says. This means that the first C919 could be in service with launch customer China Eastern Airlines before the end of the year and that Boeing and Airbus could soon face real competition on the lucrative Chinese sh …

March 3, 2021| 20 0

Norwegian Won’t Fly The Boeing 737 MAX Again

Just last month, it was revealed that Norwegian would say goodbye to 12 of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. However, the airline’s chief financial officer, Geir Karlsen, has now shared that his company will let go of all of its units of the model. An excited customer According to an interview with Norwegian publication, E24, Karlsen confirmed that his …

March 2, 2021| 34 0

WestJet Reaches Tentative Agreement Over Cabin Crew Contracts

WestJet has announced that it has made a breakthrough in its negotiations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Canada’s second-largest airline is said to have finally reached an agreement, albeit tentatively, with CUPE Local 4070. This will hopefully result in 3,100 members of cabin crew being covered by a first collective agreement. A miles …

February 18, 2021| 37 0

United Arab Emirates Lifts Its Boeing 737 MAX Ban

The United Arab Emirates’ civil aviation regulator has authorized the Boeing 737 MAX to once again fly in its skies. This will be excellent news for Dubai-based flydubai, which has ordered 251 of the jets for its all-737 fleet. The re-certification comes with stipulations, including the requirement for local airlines to submit plans on how they wil …

February 16, 2021| 37 0

TUI To Become First European Airline To Resume MAX Flights Tomorrow

On February 17th, TUI fly Belgium is expected to resume flights using the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline will be flying the plane to Spain and become the first European airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after European authorities gave their approval for the aircraft to return to commercial service. TUI fly Belgium to resume Boeing 737 MAX flight …

February 15, 2021| 33 0

Icelandair Ferries Two Boeing 737 MAX Jets Back To Reykjavík

With plans to resume 737 MAX service in late March or early April, Icelandair is “repatriating” its jets and bringing them home from storage in Spain. Two of these aircraft were spotted making the journey to the airline’s home at Keflavik Airport on February 14th, after having been in storage since October 2019. Flight details According to data from …

February 10, 2021| 31 0

Ethiopian Airlines Wants To Fly The Boeing 737 MAX Again

CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, has said today that the airline remains committed to the 737 MAX aircraft. Despite being one of the victims of the disaster, he believes it is a good aircraft and plans to reintroduce it to the fleet around July this year. Ethiopian is sticking with the MAX Ethiopian Airlines is one of the two carriers …

February 4, 2021| 32 0

Iran Air Wants To Know The Status Of Its Shelved Jet Orders

Iran Air is enquiring about the status of its shelved aircraft order with Boeing. The carrier ordered 80 planes, a mix of 737 MAXs and 777s, in 2016. However, the reimposition of sanctions in 2018 means the order was in serious doubt. With President Biden now in power, Iran Air is once again trying to clarify its order status. Status update According …

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