February 2nd, 2022 4:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ethiopian Airlines Flies Boeing 737 Max for the First Time Since the Fatal Crash

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

June 21st, 2022 7:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

International Airlines Including United Airlines Resumes Services From Bengaluru Airport

United Airlines aims to commence daily flights from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport to San Francisco in the fourth quarter of 2022. According to a statement provided by the airport as part of an update on foreign flight operations, Qantas, Australia's national carrier, will restart four weekly flights to Sydney on September 14. According to the corporation, Air India is planning two weekly flights to Tel Aviv, and American Airlines is... Read More

January 23rd, 2022 3:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hong Kong Allows Airlines to Resume Boeing 737 Max Flights

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

June 25th, 2019 11:12 AM 0 COMMENTS

International Airlines Group Buys 200 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways has announced a plan to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the first new sale deal for the plane after it was grounded due to safety issues. The passenger jets will be delivered between 2023 and 2027. The duo revealed a letter of intent of the order at the Paris Air Show. The order comprises of a mixture of 737... Read More

June 18th, 2022 5:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

Boeing 737 MAX and Dreamliners Sees Huge Potential in Africa

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

April 13th, 2022 9:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

90 SpiceJet Pilots Refrained From Flying Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

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

January 22nd, 2022 6:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hong Kong Gives a Go-Ahead to the Operations of Boeing 737 MAX Aircrafts

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

July 19th, 2020 8:32 PM 0 COMMENTS

Saudi Airline Flyadeal Drops the Order for Boeing 737 Max Jets

In another heavy blow to Boeing, Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal has cancelled the purchase order of 50 Boeing 737 Max Jets, which is now under global scrutiny for its safety issues. “We understand that flyadeal will not finalize its commitment to the 737 MAX at this time given the airline’s schedule requirements,” a Boeing spokesman said. On the other hand, the airline flyadeal has announced that it has placed an... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:49 AM 0 COMMENTS

IATA Calls for the Safe Return of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

The trade association of global airlines the International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the aviation security regulators to continue to stick to the technical validation requirements and timelines to bring Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back to the service. The call for action came at the second Boeing 737 MAX Summit organized by IATA. The Boeing 737 MAX tragedies weigh heavily on an industry that holds safety as its top priority.... Read More

March 13th, 2019 4:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

India bans Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, SpiceJet cancels many services

After the recent Ethiopian crash that killed 157 passengers onboard, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has decided to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in India. From 4 pm today (Wednesday), the country has put a strict ban on operating the plane and also has banned any overflying of it in the country’s airspace. “DGCA has decided to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. These planes will be... Read More

March 3rd, 2022 2:41 PM 0 COMMENTS

Garuda Indonesia Likely To Cancel Orders for Boeing & Airbus Aircraft

Garuda Indonesia is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about cancelling orders for aircraft. The imminent cancellations are part of the Indonesian flag carrier's continuous endeavour to reorganise and reduce debt. An order for 49 Boeing 737 MAXs and 12 Airbus A330s is expected to be cancelled. On Tuesday, March 1, the cancellation was announced during a meeting with creditors in Jakarta. Following the discussion, Garuda's Director of Finance and... Read More

February 24th, 2022 6:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

FAA Is Concerned That 5G Will Cause Issues for Most Boeing 737s

On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) advising Boeing 737 operators that 5G C-band wireless internet operations might interfere with radio altimeters. Except for the 200 and 200-c series, the warning extends to all Boeing 737 aircraft. The 5G Crisis Continues This is the latest chapter in the 5G crisis, which airlines claim might jeopardise the safe operation of flights near airports. Telecommunications towers... Read More

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