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?  ...


Valius Venckunas

Boeing and Airbus: surviving the crisis | Data

Although the entire aviation industry was struck by COVID-19 pandemic like never before, the aircraft manufacturers were impacted twice: both through production stoppages and the loss of customers. Charting the survival of the two giants through this period tells a story of desperation and confusion....


Valius Venckunas

Cancellations persist as 737 MAX ungrounding nears

43 Boeing 737 MAX airplane orders were cancelled and 9 additional ones removed from the backlog. Boeing registered no new orders in July, bringing this year’s total cancellations to 416, or 864 including the ones removed by the company due to uncertainty....


Pijus Jauniskis

Woes for Boeing continue, as ALAFCO cuts 737 MAX order

After filing a $336 million lawsuit against Boeing, ALAFCO had reached a mutual agreement with the U.S. based aircraft producer to end the legal dispute....


Pijus Jauniskis

What’s left for Boeing 737 MAX before it goes back to the skies?

Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) preliminary review of Boeing 737 MAX reported promising resolutions for safety issues related to the aircraft’s design airplane-related safety issues....


Valius Venckunas

737 MAX production rate cut kills 1100 jobs at Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems, one of the main Boeing’s suppliers for the 737 MAX programs, announced another round of layoffs as a result of the drop in the production rate of the aircraft....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Why Southwest acquiring Airbus jets makes no sense

Reportedly, Southwest Airlines is looking to acquire Airbus aircraft, as a result of the 737 MAX crisis. However, this makes little-to-no sense for the Dallas-based low-cost carrier, here is why:...


AeroTime Team

Committee hearing: has Boeing CEO tried to resign?

Getting increasingly apologetic about Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashes, Boeing CEO has revealed whether he tried to resign for the role in the light of the 737 MAX crisis. Meanwhile, the company's chief engineer has hinted at another possible reason why it is taking so long to recertify the airplane....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Boeing CEO names mistake with 737 MAX, denies coziness with FAA

Exactly one year after Lion Air flight 610 crash, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg stood before the U.S. Senate Committee to address aviation safety, MAX development and certification process and Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “cozy relationship” topics. Among them, Muilenburg spoke about the “mistakes made” with the 737 MAX aircraft and revealed for how long he knew about messages exchange betwee...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Boeing CEO Muilenburg: “We know we made mistakes”

Ahead of Boeing's CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, testimony before United States Congress, the company has released Muilenburg's opening statement....