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Boeing told to redesign 737 NG part after Southwest accident

Following a lengthy investigation into the deadly Southwest Airlines flight 1380 in April 2018, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urged Boeing on November 19, 2019, to redesign the fan cowl on all 737 Next Generation family aircraft and operators of the type to retrofit their airplanes with the new design. This comes after investigators found the fan cowl structure on the 737NGs to be more “susceptible” to failure....


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Emirates receives its 190th Boeing 777, teases “blinged-out” jet

Emirates announced it has taken delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books, marking this the 190th B777 to be delivered to the airline. The announcement comes just over a week after Emirates posted an image of a “blinged out” 777 on social media, sparking a media frenzy.   ...


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Flydubai B737 attempts take off without clearance at Sheremetyevo

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport makes the headlines again. In what could be called a severe misstep by flydubai’s pilots, on December 2, 2018, the airline’s Boeing 737-800 attempted take off without clearance from the air traffic control (ATC). The plane was halted to avoid a possible ground collision with another incoming aircraft....


Southwest grounds 34 B737-700s after issue with maintenance docs
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Southwest grounds 34 B737-700s after issue with maintenance docs

One of the largest U.S. carriers, Southwest Airlines, grounded 34 Boeing 737-700 aircraft on Thanksgiving eve after discovering shortcomings in maintenance documents, which fall short to FAA safety requirements....


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Norwegian launches Argentinean subsidiary operations

On October 16, 2018, Norwegian Group launched operations of its Argentinian subsidiary, named Norwegian Air Argentina....


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Kathmandu airport closed after plane skids off runway

A Boeing 737 of the Malaysian company Malindo Airlines skidded off the runway with 139 passengers onboard on the evening on April 19, 2018. The aircraft finished its course in amud after pilots decided to interrupt a takeoff. No injuries were reported....


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It’s official: Boeing produces 10.000th 737, breaks world record

When asked what the most popular aircraft in the world is, for many the Boeing 737 passenger airliner is the first that comes to mind. Fear not, the impression is correct and even backed by the Guinness world record, as Boeing rolled out the 10,000th 737 off the production line....


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Southwest Boeing 737 nearly skids off taxiway before take-off

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skidded sideways on a taxiway while preparing for take-off on February 7, 2018, at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport in Maryland, U.S. The outbound aircraft was carrying 143 passengers and six crew members when the incident happened. No injuries were reported, according to airport officials....


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Canadian ice hockey team arrives to Olympics with unique B737

On February 8, 2018 Canadian men‘s ice hockey team arrived to the Olympics, which take place at Pyeongchang resort in South Korea. For their travel the team chose Boeing 737-500, which is specially designed for groups of sportsmen. The private flight was organised by European business aviation company KlasJet in cooperation with aircraft charter broker Smart Aviation....


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Germania to ditch B737 for all-Airbus fleet

Germania, German carrier based in Berlin, is planning a major fleet standardization, which includes replacing ten of currently used Boeing 737 planes for Airbus-only aircraft by 2020....