B737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX receives criticism by NATCA engineers

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association’s (NATCA) engineers criticized a redesign of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, raising doubt that anticipated fixes to the aircraft do not go far enough....


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?  ...


Boeing 737 MAX takes first EASA test flight

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has started test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. The agency is already the third authority to conduct a series of tests on the aircraft, following the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada. The test findings of European regulator will have a very significant value in 737 MAXs recertification process as a number of European air carriers have the grounded 737 MAXs in their fleet....


Canadian regulator completes first Boeing 737 MAX test flight

Transport Canada has started test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX, completing the first in a series on August 27, 2020. The Canadian regulator is the first foreign authority to submit its independent review of the changes to the aircraft proposed by Boeing. ...


Canadian regulator to test fly the Boeing 737 MAX

Though the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was the first authority to test flight system revisions of the globally grounded Boeing 737 MAX, the air travel regulator Transport Canada is expected to perform its own series of test flights for the validation of the beleaguered aircraft....


737 MAX: still wanted, but more troubles ahead

Contracts will need to be reset, timelines moved and significantly smaller deliveries acknowledged as Boeing 737 MAX prepares for reemergence after an almost two-year-long grounding, airlines say.  ...


Bureaucracy commences as 737 MAX prepares for October relaunch

Boeing 737 MAX, possibly the most troubled aircraft of our times, gears for long-awaited ungrounding. Yet a lot of barriers stand in its way, as the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to follow a checklist of procedures necessary to certify it for the renewed service.  ...


Boeing 737 MAX crisis: a timeline (Part I)

Boeing is about to reveal its results for Q2 of 2019, potentially the hardest quarter in the company's history due to the 737 MAX crisis. But how did it come to this?...


Southwest reaches deal with Boeing over expected 737 MAX damages

Southwest Airlines says it will share some of the Boeing 737 MAX compensation money with its employees, after the company reached a deal with the U.S. manufacturer to compensate for a portion of the projected financial damages related to the grounding of the jet....


FAA takes full control of new 737 MAX airworthiness certificates

In efforts to boost its authority and confidence of global regulators and the wider public, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declared it will keep full control of certifying all individual new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, taking the reins over all aspects of the certification process of the grounded jet. ...