Boeing 737

Do you know which airlines retired these aircraft? [Quiz]

While airlines cannot be what they are without aircraft, sometimes the latter has to go for a variety of reasons. But do you know which airlines have retired some of their aircraft?...


Flawed AoA sensor and maintenance led to Boeing 737 turn back

Two Transavia France flights, including one that resulted in a turn around, puzzled French accident investigators (BEA), as they found shortfalls in the cockpit, maintenance and manufacturing procedures during their investigation into the incident. ...


AEI to convert first 4 B737-800SF for American lessor ACS

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI), a Miami-based plane conversion company, announced it would complete four Boeing B737-800SF freighter conversions for Texas-based aircraft leasing company Aero Capital Solutions (ACS). The four B737s would become the first converted freighters offered by ACS to the air cargo market....


Qantas flights near-miss incident caused by confusing taxiway

On April 28, 2018, two Qantas Boeing 737s were involved in a near-miss incident in Perth airport, Australia. As it was about to begin its takeoff run, one of the aircraft came within 15 meters from the other that had failed to stop at a holding point. In its final report, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the captain’s “incorrect mental model” of the airport taxiways and the design of the taxiway itself contribu...


Turkish Airlines subsidiary Boeing 737 suffers engine shutdown

A Boeing 737-800, flying on behalf of Turkish Airlines, suffered sudden engine shutdown with a loud noise and streaks of flames during a bird strike incident in Kars Harakani airport (KSI), Turkey....


India launches $800 million airport expansion project in Maldives

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) started working on the Hanimaadhoo International Airport expansion project, which is considered as one of the largest infrastructure and connectivity projects in Maldives....


Close but no crash: two Ryanair Boeing 737 near-miss above Spain

A new incident report released by the Spanish Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC) showcased just how close two Ryanair Boeing 737s came to colliding mid-air, as air traffic struggled to communicate properly....


Tip of the iceberg: Southwest Airlines grounds 130 Boeing 737s

Southwest Airlines has temporarily grounded over half of its fleet, 130 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, due to detected discrepancies in aircraft weight data. For various safety issues, such as the faulty weights, the airline has been under scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration since 2018. ...


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 737-200s: oldies still soaring the skies

When walking down the street, pause a bit and take a look around ‒ how many 30-40 year old cars can you see around? Most probably, old cars in the streets do not catch anybody off the guard. But how would you feel about flying on a plane built in 1974?...