Tag: Boeing 737 Max

Bye Bye and Welcome to the Boeing 737

Reading Time: 3 minutes As Lufthansa Passage bids farewell to the Boeing 737 after almost 50 years, the next chapter is set to begin shortly for Lufthansa Technik with the Boeing 737 MAX in the seemingly unending story of this aircraft, which is so closely tied to the Hamburg location. As the last “Bobby” – as Lufthansa pilots used […]

Low-Cost Air Carriers Spreading Wings Over the Atlantic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares. Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow air, Canada’s WestJet and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc have multiplied in recent years as jet fuel has grown cheaper. Frequently […]

Malaysia Airlines Announce Order For Up To 50 Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysia Airlines has announced an order for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The deal is valued at $2.75 billion dollars at current list prices. The order also includes purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airplanes. “This deal is a game-changer for Malaysia Airlines with much lower costs and greater […]

American Airlines Strikes a Deal With ViaSat To Bring Satellite WiFi To 100 Planes

Reading Time: < 1 minute American Airlines has gone non-Gogo, striking a deal with Southern Californian communications company ViaSat to bring satellite-powered WiFi to 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts by September of next year. The deal comes in the wake of some fairly tense dealings between the airline and Gogo, whose traditional in-flight WiFi speeds (and near ubiquity) have been […]

The CFM Leap-1B Engine Achieves Joint EASA / FAA Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1B engine was today simultaneously awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for entry into commercial service in 2017. CFM is unique in that it is the only engine manufacturer to gain dual original certification from both agencies, […]

Boeing Tests New, Larger 737 Max Aircraft at SRQ

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing is testing a new 737 Max aircraft at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport this week. The plane manufacturer began the low-altitude tests on the engine on Monday, according to airport operations manager Lionel Guilbert. The tests require a minimum 80-degree temperature. As long as weather is conducive to the tests, the aircraft will fly again […]