The first of Akasa Air's 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport today in the presence of the company's senior staff. The airline received the ceremonial keys to the aircraft on June 15th, 2022 in Seattle, USA. Akasa Air is one step closer to acquiring an Air Operator's Permit (AOP), which is required for the airline to begin commercial flights in the country. "The arrival... Read More
Africa is a hotbed of opportunity when it comes to markets that have yet to reach their full potential. While international airlines build capacity to steal traffic from domestic carriers and China invests in infrastructure, the OEMs still have the dangling carrot of aeroplane sales. Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President, Boeing Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, spoke on the AviaDev Insight Africa podcast about the importance of Africa to the US aeroplane... Read More
The airline had originally ordered 23 MAX 8s, but after a 2020 reorganisation, the purchase was cancelled later that year. Virgin Australia has reversed its decision and is bringing back the MAX 8, with the first of four new planes scheduled to arrive in February 2023. The four MAX 8 planes do not match the original order for 23 planes, but Virgin Australia contacted Boeing after deciding to retire its... Read More
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ruled that 90 SpiceJet pilots are unsuitable to fly the Boeing 737 Max and has stopped them from flying until they finish another round of training. "For the time being, we have restricted these pilots from flying the Max aircraft and they must successfully retrain for it," DGCA chief Arun Kumar told India Today Television. According to sources, the'stick shaker,' which vibrates... Read More
The flag carrier airline of Iceland – Icelandair, in a new development has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The new addition to the airlines’ fleet comes as a part of the multi-aircraft air deal which was announced back in October 2021 with the Aviation Capital Group (ACG). For those unaware, Icelandair is part of the Icelandair Group and operates to destinations on both sides of the Atlantic... Read More
Ethiopian Airlines has resumed the flights with Boeing 737 Max, three years after grounding the plane due to a fatal air crash that killed 157 people. The first flight scheduled to take off to the neighbouring region Kenya flew within Ethiopia due to poor weather. The passengers on the day included diplomats and government officials. Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam said that the carrier had taken enough time... Read More
Boeing 737 Max aircraft is coming back to operations after a three-year ban in Hong Kong. The Civil Aviation Department in Hong Kong has issued the directive to airlines to restart using Boeing 737. The directive orders that the airlines that intend to use Boeing 737 Max for services should comply with the airworthiness instruction from the US Federal Aviation Administration. They can also comply with a similar stringent directive... Read More
After a long wait of three years, Hong Kong is finally allowing airline carriers across the world to resume their operations using Boeing B737 MAX aircraft in the city’s airspace. The permission comes in as the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) in Hong Kong issued a directive which has now allowed for resuming of the operations for narrow-body aircraft in Hong Kong. The 737 MAX aircraft were banned in countries across... Read More
India’s aviation regulatory authority Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), is probing the incident of SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 Max aircraft, wherein the plane was forced to return to Mumbai airport shortly after it took off to Kolkata from the airport. According to SpiceJet, an engine snag of Boeing 737 Max was the reason for the emergency landing. The aircraft returned to the airport within 15 minutes of the take-off. According... Read More
Boeing 737 Max aircraft, operating from Mumbai to Kolkata, had technical glitch mid-air, forcing the pilots to return to Mumbai airport within 15 minutes of its departure. The aircraft departed from Mumbai airport at 6.55 pm had climbed to around 33,000 feet when it encountered a problem with its hydraulics and oil filter bypass. The aircraft landed back at the airport at 7.50 pm. “SG- 467 working Mumbai-Kolkata returned to... Read More
Soon after South Korea lifted its ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, Korean Air’s low-cost subsidiary Jin Air has added a new plane, Boeing 737 MAX 8, to its portfolio. According to Simple Flying, Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Jin Air was picked up from Victorville, California, after the paintwork on flight tracking services on December 2 and was taken to Seattle Boeing Field in Washington. The aircraft registered HL8353,... Read More
SpiceJet, a low-cost Indian airline, is eyeing to bring in 50 Boeing 737 Max into operations by CY 2023. According to an ET report, Ajay Sing, Chairman, SpiceJet, said the airline would use 15 to 20 of the Boeing 737 Max to replace the older aircraft in the fleet. The next four additions will be made soon where the first addition of the aircraft will be made on December 10,... Read More
The aircraft model Boeing 737 Max jetliner, notorious for two fatal air crashes in 2018 and 2019, is back to passenger service as the safest airline, according to Ajay Singh, the Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet Airline. The domestic airline provider launched the services with the Boeing 737 Max jetliner two days ago after diligent scrutiny and safety measures. “So far, with all the flights that we have flown,... Read More
After being grounded for more than two years, the Boeing 737 Max will start operating again in South Korea. According to a Yonhap News Agency report, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport said that Boeing 737 Max will be cleared for passage through the territorial sky, landing and takeoff, from November 22, 2021. Not just in South Korea but globally, the Boeing 737 Max was banned in 2019 after... Read More
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