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Valius Venckunas

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.  ...


Valius Venckunas

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.  ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

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?...


Ruta Burbaite

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....


Ruta Burbaite

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. ...


Ruta Burbaite

Not afraid of the 737 MAX: Boeing logs first scalable orders

The order book for the Boeing 737 MAX, stagnant since the global grounding of the jet in March 2019, has seen a major boost at the Dubai Airshow. Airlines have given the MAX their seal of approval with a total of 50 orders placed within just two days of the event. It comes at a crucial time for Boeing, as the manufacturer aims to shore up support for the 737 MAX before its return to the skies currently expected in early 2020....


Ruta Burbaite

Dubai Airshow: SunExpress places trust in 737 MAX with new order

In a much-needed win for the company, Boeing announced on November 18, 2019, at the Dubai Airshow it has sealed a deal with SunExpress for additional 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. With the order, the Turkish carrier becomes the second airline to endorse the grounded jet after International Airlines Group (IAG)....


AeroTime Team

US Committee to question Boeing employees

The United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has formally requested interviews with Boeing employees amidst the ongoing committee’s investigation on the Boeing 737 MAX. The request comes after the committee has already been provided with the company's documents and the perspective of the senior management. ...


Ruta Burbaite

More than 400 pilots of 737 MAX are suing Boeing for ‘cover up’

More than 400 pilots who flew the Boeing 737 MAX are suing the manufacturer, accusing the company of putting corporate profit above aviation safety with an “unprecedented cover-up” of “known design flaws” with the plane. The lawsuit claims that the pilots’ income and career certainty have been badly affected as a result of the grounding of the plane....


AeroTime Team

Boeing CEO says 777X not yet affected by 737 MAX crisis

Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg says that controversy surrounding cooperation between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in aircraft certification, brought to light by the 737 MAX crisis, is unlikely to “significantly alter” the upcoming certification process of another Boeing debut ‒ the 777X....