Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Boeing Predicts More Than 2,600 Aircraft Sales in Latin America By 2040

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing forecasts a rapid rebound in global aircraft sales, predominantly in Latin America and the Caribbean, once the pandemic retreats. The company estimates carriers will need 2,610 new aircraft within the next 20 years. According to the manufacturer, there will be a 5.1%  growth in the airline traffic for Latin America and the Caribbean within […]

222 Boeing 787s to Be Inspected Due to FAA Airworthiness Directive

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 19th, the FAA will publish an Airworthiness Directive (AD) requiring completing checks of approximately 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The FAA has raised concerns over the jet’s decompression panels in the bilge barriers. The directive requires close visual inspection of the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo compartments.  If the inspectors […]

Airbus Reported €1.1 Billion Loss for 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute European aircraft manufacturer Airbus lost €1.1 billion ($1.3 billion) last year amid the unprecedented pandemic crisis but expects to deliver hundreds of airplanes and make a profit in 2021. Within 2020, Airbus delivered 566 aircraft down from 863 in 2019. Almost 50% of the deliveries came during the fourth quarter. New commercial aircraft orders also […]

TUI Became the First to Resume Boeing 737 MAX Operation in Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 17th, TUI fly Belgium resumed flights using the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline flew the aircraft to Spain and became the first European airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after the jet’s grounding. The first flight departed at 09:43 local time in Brussels and landed at 12:14 local time in Malaga. After […]

Boeing Delivered 21 737 MAX Airplanes in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute January was one of Boeing’s best months as it delivered 26 planes, including 21 737 MAX jets. Many jurisdictions have already approved the resumption of 737 MAX, and Boeing can finally start clearing its backlog of more than 400 built but undelivered aircraft. Out of the 21 737 MAX deliveries, 12 went to US carriers: […]

Boeing 737 MAX recertified: Pilot Training Requirements

Reading Time: 7 minutes It is “the most scrutinized, most audited aircraft in history” – this is how Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, called the Boeing 737 MAX. In less than no time, the most demanded aircraft in history turned into an investigation object by aviation safety regulators worldwide. Almost two years of Boeing 737 MAX grounding, extensive works on […]

Icelandair Will Return Boeing 737 MAX to Service in Spring 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandair has stated that it is receiving many inquiries regarding its plans to resume the Boeing 737 MAX operation and names spring 2021 as the starting point. Boeing made various enhancements to the flight control system during the recertification process and performed more than 1,350 test flights. Before airlines return the aircraft to service, all […]

Smartwings Schedules the First Boeing 737 MAX flight in Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Czech airline Smartwings will likely be the first one to relaunch Boeing 737 MAX in Europe. According to the carrier’s booking system, the route is scheduled for February 25, operating between Prague (PRG) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI). Boeing 737 MAX’s first flight above the European skies will depart from PRG at 6.05 p.m. […]

Iberia Turns Its Maintenance Facility into Aeronautical Industry Hub

Reading Time: < 1 minute Iberia plans to establish an aeronautical industry hub for Southern Europe by re-industrializing its 1.7 million square meters maintenance facility. Madrid mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida was invited to get familiarized with the project. The development of the project is aimed at: Driving aircraft engine maintenance business with the approval for the latest Pratt & Whitney’s […]

Boeing 737 MAX 10 Will Not Be Delivered Until 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute In its 10-K filing, Boeing reported that Boeing 737 MAX 10 would reach its first customers not earlier than in 2023, which is a two-year deviation from the original plan. The smallest narrowbody, the 737 MAX 7, will start being delivered in 2021, although initially it was expected by 2020.  “We now anticipate that the […]