Gabriele Petrauskaite

American Airlines reveals prospective of the 737 MAX training

American Airlines announced the date when it plans to start pilot training for the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. Having 24 Boeing 737 MAXs on its fleet, it seems the airline is eagerly looking forward to returning the aircraft to the skies....


Rytis Beresnevicius

FAA and EASA warn of Airbus A320neo unsafe condition

A biocide, which was used to combat microbiological contaminations inside fuel tanks, was found to adversely affect the safety of operations of the Airbus A320neo family. The issues, however, affect many other aircraft as well. ...


Pijus Jauniskis

NTSB endorses Boeing 737 MAX proposed safety upgrades

National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) said that the changes proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in August 2020 were positive progress for the aircraft’s safety....


Clement Charpentreau

Congress finds "disturbing" errors in Boeing 737 MAX development

The investigation by the United States House of Representatives severely blames the planemaker and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for their role in the crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that led to the death of 346 people....


Valius Venckunas

Why can’t Boeing just replace 737 MAX?

The Boeing 737 was designed in the mid-60s. A lot has changed since then, as the manufacturer's best-selling airplane went through four generations and a dozen variants, but the fundamentals remained the same. And now, as the story of 737 MAX shows, those fundamentals are causing a lot of problems. So, why not build a new aircraft from the ground up?  ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Ex-737 MAX executive: I don’t believe that there was mistake made

Despite many criticisms regarding the 737 MAX and the way Boeing released it into the market, former executives working with the aircraft defended the MAX and its now-infamous MCAS system....


Rytis Beresnevicius

EASA concludes 737 MAX test flights

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced that it has completed its test flight campaign of the Boeing 737 MAX in Vancouver, Canada....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Virgin Australia: fewer 737s, uncertain on 737 MAX, twin-aisles

Virgin Australia defined its short-term fleet plans, as the airline plans to operate fewer 737s over the coming months. However, uncertainty follows its Boeing 737 MAX order and any future wide-body order, intended to replace the outgoing A330s and 777s....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Is FAA’s status as leading global aviation authority crumbling?

Over the course of the history of aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) led the sector in terms of safety and certification. But has the agency lost its lead?...


Gabriele Petrauskaite

Safety issues detain Boeing 737 MAX from Canadian skies

Transport Canada shows no hurry in the recertification process of Boeing 737 MAX. The authority strictly stated MAX will not be allowed to fly in Canadian skies until all safety issues have been resolved.  ...