Category: US & Canada

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 […]

Canada Returns Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian officials have reported they would fully lift the ban to operate Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Transport Canada said the aircraft would be permitted to fly if it meets the Airworthiness Directive’s safety criteria published in December. The Canadian Airworthiness Directive containing information about the changes required to be made 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 […]

Boeing Will Pay Over $2.5 Billion Over 737 MAX Fraud

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has agreed to pay a $2.5 billion fine to settle criminal conspiracy charges over the two aircraft crashes that claimed hundreds of lives and resulted in Boeing 737 MAX grounding. The Justice Department determined that Boeing employees had concealed information about the faulty MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) from regulators, preventing the FAA from […]

US Airlines Urge The White House To Lift The Travel Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Reuters, the Airlines for America (A4A) has sent a letter to the White House asking “to move ahead with recommendations to rescind current entry restrictions on travelers from Europe, the United Kingdom and Brazil as soon as possible … concurrently with the testing program.” “We believe a well-planned program focused on increasing testing […]

Alaska Air Buys 23 More BOEING 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alaska Airlines is ordering 23 more Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets upsizing its original order. The U.S. fifth major passenger airline has placed this order less than three weeks after Ryanair confirmed it would be purchasing 75 Boeing 737 MAX jets. “We are extremely proud to be announcing this transformative agreement with Boeing,” said Brad […]

U.S. Congress Set To Vote on $900bn Coronavirus Aid Package

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. has reached an agreement on a $900bn coronavirus relief deal. It includes $16bn for the airline industry and a nearly $285bn extension of the Paycheck Protection Program. The bill, set for voting in the House and the Senate on Monday, will be the fifth piece of financial support passed in the U.S. since […]

Canada Approved Design Changes Of Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute Transport Canada announced that it validates Boeing 737 MAX design changes and plans to lift the type’s flying ban in January. With this decision, Canada is joining the U.S, Europe, and Brazil, all of which have already given their consent to bring 737 MAX back to the skies. The given design changes approval is the […]

American Airlines Takes Its First Boeing 737 MAX Delivery Since 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute American Airlines has taken the first Boeing 737 MAX delivery since its grounding in 2019. The news comes just after United Airlines took the lead on December 8th. With the new delivery coming, the total number of American Airlines’ MAX aircraft will be 25 (and additional 75 units of backlog). By the end of the […]

FAA Issued Airworthiness Certificate For Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday issued the first airworthiness certificate for Boeing 737 MAX built since March 2019, the agency announced. On November 18th, the FAA cleared Boeing 737 MAX to fly again after the two deadly accidents killing 346 people throughout 2018 and 2019. Now it is requesting comprehensive software changes and […]