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| 67 0

Australian Fire Fighting Boeing 737 Damaged In Hangar Collision

A Boeing 737-300 water bomber aircraft on lease to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service suffered extensive nose damage on Tuesday after crashing into a hangar door. The plane is part of a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters that help fight wildfires across New South Wales and Australia. Boeing 737-300 sustains nose and engine damage Accord …

March 20, 2021| 27 0

These Were Boeing’s Most Popular Jets

Since the introduction of the 707 in 1958, Boeing has produced over 25,000 jet aircraft. Alongside changing competition from other manufacturers, Boeing has introduced a number of families of aircraft, most with several variants. This article takes a look at the most popular of these, based on total aircraft sales. Boeing 737: 16,703 aircraft ordere …

March 5, 2021| 32 0

After 30 Years Singapore Airlines Flies The Boeing 737 Again

Previously operated by Singapore Airlines (SIA) decades ago, the 737 as an aircraft type will once again operate under the carrier’s brand and livery. Up until now, the Southeast Asian airline had delegated much of its low-demand, short-haul operations to subsidiary airline Silkair. Now that the Silkair brand and its operations are being absorbed b …

February 20, 2021| 33 0

Gravel Kits: How Boeing 737s Could Land On Dirt Runways

Once upon a time, Boeing offered an optional ‘unpaved strip kit’ for its early 737 variants. Available for the 737-100 and -200 from February 1969, the kit comprised a number of modifications that would allow aircraft to safely fly in and out of airports that only had unpaved runways. No longer available for newer jets, let’s take a look at this re …

February 9, 2021| 35 0

Boeing Set To Launch Indian 737 Tail Production

Boeing is launching a new vertical tail fin production facility in the state of Telangana, India. The facility is a joint-venture with Tata Advanced Systems and will see an existing defense plant grow to accommodate the new line. Expanding According to ITLN, Tata Boeing Aerospace announced last week that it plans to open a new production line at its …

February 8, 2021| 30 0

India’s Civil Aviation Minister Wants To See 1,000 New Air Routes

India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, has said he wants to see 1,000 new air routes in India. The new routes will be a part of the government’s growing UDAN-RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme), connecting underserved towns. The scheme has become popular among airlines as they grow domestic demand. Huge expansion Speaking after India’s a …

February 7, 2021| 34 0

S7 Prepares To Take First Of Two Ex-Ryanair Boeing 737-800BCFs

Novosibirsk Oblast-headquartered S7 Airlines will soon start freighter operations after receiving back-to-back former Ryanair  Boeing 737-800BCFs. GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is leasing the two converted Boeing 737s to the Russian airline so that it can begin flying cargo flights on dedicated air freighters. S7 currently transports all …

February 5, 2021| 36 0

EuroAtlantic To Operate Aeromexico’s First Retired Boeing 787

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to drops in passenger demand that have financially hurt many airlines. Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico is one of these, and has had to downsize its fleet as a result. This saw it announce the departure of its first Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ earlier this week. Its destination? Portuguese wet lease and charter s …

January 31, 2021| 31 0

With Fewer Aircraft, American Can Still Hit 2019 Capacity Levels

It may seem pretty easy to think that fewer aircraft means fewer seats and thus less capacity that an airline can offer. While that is true in some cases, it is certainly not true for American Airlines. With 10% fewer aircraft than it had at the start of the crisis, American Airlines still expects it can hit 2019-levels of capacity. American’s aircr …

January 31, 2021| 27 0

Alaska Airlines Is Thankful It Does Not Have Any Lie-Flat Seats

Alaska Airlines is a full-service US airline based out of Seattle. The carrier operates a fleet of nearly 200 mainline jets with plans to grow the fleet as the airline navigates the tumult of the recovery. However, if there is one thing the airline is thankful about, it is very glad that it does not have any lie-flat seats on its planes. Alaska Airl …

January 26, 2021| 24 0

Sun Country Airlines Adds 9 New Cities And 16 New Flights

Sun Country Airlines has announced a huge network expansion. Just in time for summer, the airline will be adding 16 new flights to nine new cities in its network. The ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) will operate all routes using Boeing 737 aircraft. Sun Country Airlines adds new flights Sun Country Airlines is making a big move, with 16 more routes com …

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