Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

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Ethiopian Airlines Will Resume B737 MAX Flights in February

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines plans to resume flying Boeing 737 MAX flights in February 2022. According to what its CEO said on Monday, the airline is satisfied with Boeing’s changes to the planes. “Safety is our topmost priority …. and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take,” Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement. […]

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Italian Prosecutors Investigate Components for B787 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Italian prosecutors seized elements intended for the production of Boeing 787 aircraft due to failing to meet the technical specifications. Police seized titanium and aluminum portions on the Grotaglie facility of Italian aerospace, protection, and safety powerhouse Leonardo.   According to CNBC, the prosecutors said in a statement their investigations hinted that the parts “were […]

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Canada’s Flair Plans to Lease 14 More Boeing 737 MAXs

Reading Time: < 1 minute The ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft by mid-2023, more than double the current size. It has announced it will take an additional 14 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets in the next year and a half. The carrier already has 12 aircraft in service and will have 20 […]

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Airbus Has Got a Massive Order for 255 A321 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has received an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement: Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow. This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ […]

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The Recertified B737 MAX Has Flown 500,000+ Hours

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has been almost a year since the Federal Aviation Administration ungrounded the Boeing 737 MAX, and the recertified jet has already flown more than half a million hours. Speaking alongside the release of Boeing’s Q3 results, the company’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, commented, “During the third quarter, we delivered 62 737s, the most since the […]

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Boeing forecasts Africa’s 20-year commercial market at $400 billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Boeing’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), Africa’s airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes by 2040 valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, enabling growth for air travel and economies across the continent. “Africa has healthy opportunities to expand travel and tourism, coinciding with increasing urbanization […]

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Norway’s Flyr Intends to Lease Six Boeing 737 MAXs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norway’s Flyr has said it would lease six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from Air Lease Corp, and deliveries are due to commence in early 2022. It also eyes an option to lease four more aircraft that would be delivered in 2023. The airline aims to decrease fuel expenses by using the plane and thus, also […]

Air France
Air France Might Replace its A320s with Stretched A220s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France and Airbus are discussing a stretched version of the A220 to replace the French airline’s fleet of A320s. Air France recently received its first A220-300 and now is mulling the idea of a further stretched variant to replace its A320 fleet. “We have told Airbus for a long time that we would be […]

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Vietnam Might Fully Lift Its B737 MAX Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to VnExpress, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has proposed that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft fly in Vietnam but not just over it. The report says the CAAV has approached Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport to lift the ban, providing an argument that 178 out of 195 countries worldwide have already done so. “Based […]

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Boeing Spends $1 Million To Assist After Hurricane Ida

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing announced on Wednesday that it would spend 1 million U.S. dollars from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida was a category four hurricane that hit Louisiana in August and September 2021. It caused an estimated US$50 billion in damages and led to the […]