Tag: Southwest Airlines

SMBC Aviation Capital Expands 737 MAX Portfolio to 121 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and SMBC Aviation Capital yesterday announced the lessor is positioning its portfolio for air traffic recovery by ordering 14 additional 737-8 jets, growing its 737 MAX portfolio. The new order comes as airlines prepare for a robust return to air travel and modernize their narrowbody fleets to reduce fuel use and carbon emissions. “We […]

Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants
Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines recalls over 2,700 flight attendants from voluntary leave to support its summer schedule. The airline also states it has ended a similar voluntary break for 209 pilots already. The flight attendants that have been paid 50% of their regular salaries during the furlough period are returning to work on June 1. They are […]

Southwest Places an Order for 100 More Boeing 737 MAX
Southwest Places an Order for 100 More Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Monday, Southwest Airlines announced it is expanding its all-Boeing fleet and orders 100 more Boeing 737 MAX. The aircraft it purchases is Boeing 737 MAX 7 with options for 155 more. The new purchase agreement takes Southwest’s order book to 200 Boeing 737-7s and 180 Boeing 737-8s, more than 30 of which have already […]

Pilots of Southwest Airlines Sue Boeing For Over $100 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) representing over 10,000 pilots of the US airline has filled a lawsuit against the Boeing Company for $100 million over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft. According to the media release issued by SWAPA, pilots are seeking damages in the lawsuit due to the fact that the plane-maker was “deliberately misleading […]

CAE to Train Over 700 New Pilots for Southwest Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute CAE announced the launch of a cadet pilot training program where CAE will train more than 700 new professional pilots over the next 10 years for Southwest Airlines’ Destination 225° program at CAE’s aviation academy in Phoenix, Arizona. “Destination 225° will support Southwest Airlines by developing world-class pilots who are ready to fly ‘The Southwest […]

TripAdvisor: 10 Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Airlines for the third year running. Flyers voted TOP 10 airlines worldwide to be the best to explore the world with in 2019. The best one, determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted […]

Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8, performing positioning flight from Orlando,FL to Victorville, CA (USA) with 2 crew on board, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was in the initial climb out of Orlando’s runway 36R when the crew reported they had just lost their right hand engine (LEAP), stopped the climb at 2000 […]

Southwest Boeing 737 Faces Tyre Damage on Departure

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Southwest Boeing 737-800, registration N8686A performing flight WN-736 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Denver,CO (USA), was climbing out of Fort Lauderdale’s runway 10L when the crew stopped the climb at 12,000 feet due to suspected nose tyre damage. The aircraft diverted to Orlando,FL, burned off fuel and landed safely on Orlando’s runway 18R about 2:20 […]

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, performing flight from Oakland to Burbank (USA) with 112 passengers and 5 crew, overran runway on landing. Aircraft landed on Burbank’s runway 08 (length 5800 feet/1765 meters) at 09:02L (17:02Z) but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop in the EMAS (engineered material arrestor system) past the […]

Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Window Breaks in Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 flying from Chicago to New Jersey with 81 passengers on board made an emergency landing Wednesday after one of its windows cracked without any cabin pressurization issue. The aircraft was diverted to Cleveland for a safe landing. No reports of injuries or engine problems appeared. However, the incident came barely […]