Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

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United Airlines Receives Delivery of Its First Boeing 737 MAX 8

Reading Time: < 1 minute On the weekend, United Airlines received the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 out of the 40 ordered, weeks before its mid-summer flights on the type start. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered as N27251 departed Seattle’s Boeing Field (BFI) on Sunday, June 27 and landed at New York’s Newark Airport (EWR) around 17:30 local time. […]

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Embraer Plans to Launch Its Turboprop Next Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embraer has recently shared its plans to launch its new turboprop project at some point next year. “We are still working on a turboprop and hope to launch the program in 2022,” Mr Meijer was quoted by FlightGlobal. “It will really stand apart from the products out there today.” Embraer says that the new turboprop […]

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Boeing 737 MAX Returns to New Zealand Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute More than two years after the start of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued approval for this aircraft to resume operation. Fiji Airways have been waiting for the approval to come as it operates the type sending it to New Zealand. New Zealand’s national carrier Air New Zealand […]

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Boeing Carries Out 737 MAX 10 Taxi Tests

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing is performing the final taxi tests of its first 737 MAX 10 aircraft, the fourth version of the MAX series. Pictures posted on Twitter by Katie Bailey show N27751 moving about on taxiways and performing taxiing tests. For the moment, 20 customers have ordered 550 aircraft of this model, first launched in 2017 at […]

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Airbus Says It Will Focus on Improving Its Existing Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury has said that the plane manufacturer is looking at enhancing its existing aircraft models. “We have a good portfolio of platforms; we believe the evolution will be on those platforms, on systems, connectivity, energy management and decarbonisation,” he told the A4E Aviation Summit, asked where Airbus’ main product development focus lay. […]

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Southwest Has Increased Its Boeing 737 MAX 7 Order by 34

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to a recent regulatory filing, Southwest Airlines has increased its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 aircraft, bringing the total order book for that airplane to 234 units. The airline said it would exercise options to increase its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 planes. Before making a move, Southwest had 350 […]

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Flair Airlines Takes Its First Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX to support its summer expansion. The delivered aircraft registered as C-FLEJ is one of the 13 new Boeing 737 MAX airplanes Flair said it would be ordering in January 2021. “Our efficient new aircraft will provide us the foundation to execute […]

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Airbus Plans to Return Production to Pre-pandemic Levels

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus said it would increase production of its A320neo to 64 aircraft per month by the second quarter of 2023. It is even more than the average output in 2019. The leading plane maker also asked its supply chain to adjust operations to allow a further rise to 70 aircraft in 2024. “The aviation sector […]

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 […]

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FAA Approves Boeing’s Fix For 737 MAX Electrical Issue

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has approved Boeing’s fix to an electrical issue for 737 MAX. Due to the problem, over 100 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded since April. “After gaining final approvals from the FAA, we have issued service bulletins for the affected fleet,” Boeing told Reuters. “We’ll continue to stay close to our customers as they […]