Tag: Boeing 737 Max

Boeing to Cut MAX Production Rate

Reading Time: 1 minute In light of ongoing investigations of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes both involving Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing announced that it is reducing 737 MAX production rate to 42 planes per month to make grounded aircraft fly again. Actively progressing towards the end of update of software to proceed with its final certification, Boeing […]

Doubts Over FAA Ability to Set Global Safety Standards Arising

Reading Time: 1 minute After two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the US government has ordered to review the approval of Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane issued by the FAA. Doubts are arising over the ability of the US to set global safety standards. Elaine Chao, the US transport secretary requested an independent inspector to audit […]

Ethiopian Crash: Black Boxes Show Similarities to Lion Air

Reading Time: 1 minute The Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder,  the so-called “black boxes”, of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET-302 have been successfully read out. The links between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes are emerging. Last week Ethiopian Airlines said that the “black boxes” were transported to Paris, France, for investigation. On Sunday Ethiopia announced that the data […]

Vietjet Air Finalizes $5.3 Billion CFM LEAP-1B Engine Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Vietnam’s VietJet Air and CFM International have finalized an agreement for the airline to purchase 200 LEAP-1B engines to power 100 additional Boeing 737 MAX airplanes announced earlier, along with an extension of airline’s current Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement to include the new engines. The agreement, which includes 15 spare engines, is valued […]

Lion Air Crash: Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered

Reading Time: 1 minute Indonesian Navy divers have finally found the cockpit voice recorder (CRV) of the fatal Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX flight 610 which crashed into the Java Sea on 29th October, 2018, with 189 on board. After over two months of intense search works, the recovered device is expected to help find the reason of the […]

REPORT | Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 Was Unfit to Fly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) has released a preliminary report into the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8. It is confirmed that the aircraft which crashed into the Java Sea killing 189 on board was not in an airworthy condition the day before its fatal flight. Previous Flight Data (28 October, 2018) The […]

Deadly Lion Air Crash. Problem in Boeing 737 MAX 8?

Reading Time: 4 minutes With ongoing search works and investigation of the fatal crash of the Lion Air 737 MAX 8 which carried 189 people on board on 29th October, 2018, more and more questions regarding the reasons of the accident are appearing. What do we know at this point? Reason in Boeing 737 MAX 8 Systems? On 7th November […]

Confirmed: Lion Air 737 MAX 8 Crash Leaves 189 Dead

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Lionair Boeing 737-800 MAX, registration PK-LQP performing flight JT-610 from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang (Indonesia) with 181 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing out of Jakarta when the aircraft reached a maximum altitude of about 5400 feet, then lost height, radar contact was lost about 35nm northeast of Jakarta over the Java Sea. Rescue […]

Norwegian to Increase Number of Transatlantic Flights from Ireland

Reading Time: 1 minute Norwegian today continues its growth in Ireland by announcing its new expanded 2019 summer schedule with 37% more weekly departures to the USA and Canada. Consumers can now book the airline’s lowest fares for travel to the US East Coast and Ontario next summer. Voted World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline 2018 by Skytrax, Norwegian currently […]

Boeing and VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and VietJet  signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2018 Farnborough International for an additional 100 737 MAX airplanes. The agreement, which includes 80 737 MAX 10s and 20 737 MAX 8s, is valued at more than $12.7 billion at current list prices. The Vietnamese low-cost carrier will become the largest MAX 10 customer […]