Category: US & Canada

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Boeing Plans to Increase B737 MAX Production to 31 Aircraft per Month

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last month, it released its first-quarter results, detailing several key figures and plans, including projections about the production of B737 MAX airplanes. The report stated: “Boeing has nearly completed the global safe return to service of the 737 MAX and the fleet has flown more than one million total flight hours since late 2020. The […]

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Flight Control Experts Propose an Update to B737 MAX Cockpit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two prominent flight control experts and whistleblowers — one ex- Boeing, one ex- FAA — have submitted a proposal to the U.S. Senate committee overseeing aviation to upgrade Boeing’s 737 MAX cockpit to current design standards. According to Seattle Times, the crew alerting system is outdated, has published a detailed report about it. Boeing may […]

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Breaking: JetBlue Bids to Buy Spirit Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue Airways has offered to buy Spirit Airlines for about $3.6 billion and break up a plan for Spirit to merge with rival budget carrier Frontier Airlines. Spirit said it would evaluate the JetBlue bid and decide what’s best for its shareholders. “The combined company would maintain the JetBlue brand and continue to be based […]

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Arajet Orders 20 B737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dominican Republic-based Arajet placed another order for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs, choosing the higher capacity 737-8-200 variant. The new order was announced as part of its launch ceremony on March 14. The airline plans to use its tactical position between the United States and South America to offer low connecting fares for those living in […]

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Boeing Will Donate US$2 Million to Support Humanitarian Response in Ukraine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing announced on Thursday that it will be donating $2 million to support humanitarian response efforts in Ukraine.  “The conflict unfolding in Ukraine is leading to a significant humanitarian emergency, and Boeing will take action to support the Ukrainian people,” said Dave Calhoun, Boeing president and CEO. “Our thoughts are with all those who have […]

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American Airlines Places 30 More Boeing 737 MAX Order

Reading Time: < 1 minute American Airlines has announced that it has agreed to take an additional 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Deliveries of these 30 planes will take place in 2023 and 2024. In total, American will have 130 aircraft in its fleet after the newest MAX jets join it. American Airlines was one of the first airlines to […]

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Boeing 2021 Aircraft Deliveries Surged

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing’s sales and deliveries of new planes increased in 2021, but the plane manufacturer still ended the year behind its main rival Airbus. According to Boeing, it delivered 340 aircraft, up from 157 in 2020. However, Airbus surpassed Boeing, having delivered over twice the number handled by Boeing, and it became the world’s largest airplane […]

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Allegiant Air Orders 50 New B737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute US low-cost carrier Allegiant Air confirmed plans to buy 50 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as it prepares for a post-pandemic rebound in tourism. According to Reuters, Allegiant “has experienced one of the strongest recoveries of US airlines,” Jefferies analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu wrote, adding that the order is evidence of post-pandemic confidence in leisure travel […]

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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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Lynx Air: Canada’s Newest Ultra Low-Cost Airline

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada’s Lynx Air has confirmed it will start operations next year, initially flying three Boeing 737 MAXs from its Calgary base. The carrier was initially known as Enerjet, a charter airline based in Calgary, flying oil sand workers to job sites in Alberta and undertaking contracts for tour and holiday operators. From now on, Lynx […]