Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

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 […]

Boeing Reports $12 Billion Annual Loss and Delays 777X Jet Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Wednesday, Boeing reported a record loss of nearly $12 billion for 2020 as it delayed its brand new 777X jet again and took a $6.5 billion charge in the fourth quarter on its latest airplane. The reported loss is the largest in Boeing’s more than 100-year history. The giant’s problems started accumulating due to […]

Breaking: EASA Declared Boeing 737 MAX to Return to Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday, the European aviation safety agency EASA lifted the ban on Boeing 737 MAX operation in Europe. It confirmed the type is safe to fly after almost two years of grounding. “We have every confidence that the aircraft is safe, which is the precondition for giving our approval. But we will continue to monitor […]

Lawyers Urge Ethiopian to Reject the Financial Offer by Boeing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Seattle Times has reported that American lawyers for Ethiopian Airlines advise the airline not to accept the proposed compensation offer. Boeing offers $500 million to $600 million, a large portion of which is not cash. The attorneys call the settling “financially disastrous” and suggest the airline sues Boeing for the damages. According to the […]

Europe Will Allow Boing 737 MAX to Fly From Next Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Patrick Ky, the head of Europe’s aviation regulatory body EASA, Boing 737 MAX will be cleared for flights in Europe next week.  The aircraft’s resumption will be subject to meeting mandatory requirements for changes to the aircraft flight control system and pilot training specified in the agency’s directive.  “It will be cleared to […]

Which Airlines Will Fly Boeing 737 MAX After Ungrounding?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many airlines worldwide used to have trust in Boeing 737 MAX when it was first launched, and many have regained it after the long recertification process. The catastrophes during which 346 people died made Boing ground all 737 MAX fleet globally and go through a radical shake-up. The flaws in the anti-stall system have been […]