Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Boeing Raises Concerns Over Airbus A321XLR Safety

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing raises concerns over Airbus’s newest narrow-body design, the A321XLR, responding to a consultation document regarding Special conditions proposed by EASA for the type. Airbus A321XLR is expected to be a gamechanger in aviation. Due to its rear central fuel tank (RCT), positioned beneath passengers at the back of the aircraft, it can fly on […]

Norwegian Will No Longer Fly Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to an interview with Norwegian’s CFO Geir Karlsen published by E24, Norwegian chooses to drop Boeing 737 MAX and keep Boeing 737NG in its fleet instead. Before the regulators grounded Boeing 737 MAX, Norwegian had already received 18 aircraft of the type. In July 2020, Norwegian reached out to Boeing to cancel the rest […]

United Orders 25 More Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines is buying 25 additional Boeing 737 Max planes as it prepares for a sustained recovery in air travel. “As we plan for the future and the return of demand, we’ve been looking at ways to best position our fleet for the recovery and be in a position to best take advantage of people’s […]

TUI is the First European Airline to Receive Boeing 737 MAX Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding and recertification in Europe, the British carrier TUI becomes the first to receive a new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft delivery. The plane flew from Boeing Field at King Country International Airport to the airline’s operating base in Gatwick. According to RadarBox, the flight was operated on February 27th. It departed […]

FAA Fines Boeing $6.6 Million Over Compliance Failure

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it had fined Boeing $5.4 million because the manufacturer had not met the terms and conditions of a 2015 settlement. Boeing also agreed to pay $1.21 million to settle two other safety-related cases. The 2015 agreement is a 29-page document outlining quality and safety oversight issues the […]

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: […]