Category: US & Canada

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 […]

Delta Airlines to Return 400 Pilots to Active Flying Status

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although air travel demand is still far below what it was before the pandemic outbreak, Delta is preparing for the recovery due to the vaccination rollout. The airline is planning to bring back 400 junior pilots to full flying status by the summer. “We’re excited to be able to offer 400 full-time pilot positions now, […]

Boeing 737 MAX Cleared to Fly but New Concerns Arise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ed Pierson, a former senior manager at Boeing’s 737 factory in Seattle, has prepared a report where he insists there are overlooked facts regarding 737 MAX accident investigations. While the aircraft is already cleared to fly in the USA and Brazil and the European regulator is getting ready to lift the ban this week, Ed […]

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 […]