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Ryanair Is Purchasing 75 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Europe’s biggest short-haul airline Ryanair has placed an order for 75 additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, raising the total number of pending deliveries from 135 to 210. So far, it is the largest order since the jet’s grounding in 2019. Ryanair, which is receiving its new aircraft between spring 2021 and winter 2024, says that […]

American Airlines – The First To Resume Flights On Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute After the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its approval to unground Boeing 737 MAX on November 18th, American Airlines announces to begin with non-commercial flights in early December before the official Boeing 737 MAX return to service date. A letter published on the airline website expressed its view on Boeing 737 MAX recertification and outlined […]

IATA appoints a new director-general – Willie Walsh

Reading Time: 2 minutes Willy Walsh, the former chief executive of IAG, is set to become a new director of IATA. Walsh is taking over the role of Alexandre de Juniac on 31st March 2021. The former Air France-KLM chairman De Juniac informed everyone about his decision to leave well in advance to allow for a smooth responsibilities transition. […]

EASA is about to lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding in January

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Safety Agency’s (EASA) top regulator has announced the Boeing 737 MAX can be back to the skies “sometime in January,” according to Reuters. On November 18th, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) was the first to lift the Boeing 737 MAX , ban put into effect in March 2019 after two deadly crashes that […]

Norwegian files for bankruptcy protection

Reading Time: < 1 minute The pandemic has not been kind to Norwegian Air. Trying to reduce its debt, it has entered into the process called “examinership” after the Norwegian government refused to provide further aid to the airline. The reorganization process will be reviewed in the Irish court because the major part of its fleet is held in Ireland, […]

BREAKING: The U.S. FAA Approved Boeing 737 MAX To Fly Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed an order to resume commercial flights of Boeing 737 MAX by the end of the year. Boeing will have to make specific software updates and implement the FAA requested training changes to return to the market. The main focus of improvement has to be a stall-prevention system […]

Korean Air Is Acquiring Asiana Airlines For $1.62 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hanjin Group owned Korean Air has stated it is buying the rival airline Asiana Airlines for KRW1.8 trillion ($1.62 billion). As a result of this acquisition, which is said to “stabilize the Korean aviation industry”, Korean Air will become the 15th world’s biggest carrier by distance flown. Asiana has been looking for a potential buyer […]

QANTAS Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Reading Time: 2 minutes Precisely 100 years ago, on this day (November 16th, 1920), the flagship Australian carrier was established by two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local rancher Fergus McMaster. QANTAS (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) appeared 17 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight, two years after World War […]

Air Canada Cancels 40% of Orders For Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A220 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada will cancel some of its orders for Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A220 jets trying to mitigate the losses it faced due to Covid-19. The number of canceled orders represents 40% of the company’s total deliveries. This uneasy step announced during Air Canada’s earnings call on Monday is inevitable as the company’s losses […]

A Big Change in Etihad Airways Top Management Team

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Sunday, November 8th, Etihad Airways announced they would be introducing a major change to their senior leadership team, pursuing the aim to re-position themselves as a mid-sized carrier with leaner and flatter processes in place. The accrued losses associated with the wake of COVID-19 have served as the basis for the new operational structure’s […]