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Rytis Beresnevicius
FAA threatened to ground Southwest 737s over safety concerns

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has threatened Southwest Airlines, an owner of over 750 Boeing 737 aircraft, to ground 38 of the jets due to concerns related to their operational history, namely performed maintenance while they were flown by other airlines from outside the United States.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
American and Southwest postpone Boeing 737 MAX return to service

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have once again postponed the return date for the Boeing 737 MAX. They now expect to see the aircraft take back to the skies in early March 2020....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Opinion: Southwest acquiring Airbus jets makes no sense

The rumor mill is in full swing of Southwest reportedly looking at Airbus aircraft. However, does it make sense for Southwest to switch to Airbus?...


Ruta Burbaite
Final verdict on Southwest Flight 1380 expected in November

It was a gruesome accident that shocked the nation. One year and half later since the fatal Southwest Airlines flight 1380, investigators are set to present their findings to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in a meeting to be held in November 2019. The board is expected to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 accident that led to the death of a passenger who was partially sucked out of the window....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Southwest pilot union SWAPA sues Boeing over 737 MAX groundings

Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) has sued Boeing for “deliberately misleading the organization and its pilots” regarding the Boeing 737 MAX:...


Ruta Burbaite
American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX groundings 4th time

UPDATED. Top U.S. carrier American Airlines had already pushed back the date of its Boeing 737 MAX fleet return to service several times. First through July, then August, then September, and now, for the fourth time, through November 2019. United has followed suit by dropping its MAX jets from its schedule for another two months. Southwest is expected to follow their lead by announcing a November deadline as well. Unfortunately, the grounding of...


No more groundings: Southwest inks truce with mechanics
AeroTime Team
No more groundings: Southwest inks truce with mechanics

Heated dispute between Southwest Airlines sand its mechanics seems to be put behind, as union members “overwhelmingly” approve a new tentative agreement after seven years of negotiations.  ...


AeroTime Team
Southwest reports profit, despite 737 MAX & $150 M extra-costs

The first quarter of 2019 was not easy for Southwest Airlines, as it contained the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, severe weather in the U.S. and even more aircraft grounding, this time due to its argument with mechanics union. While these problems, together with the U.S. government shutdown and softness in leisure revenue trends, have cost $150 million, the airline estimates, the period was still profitable. Despite earning less profit than a year ago...


Clement Charpentreau
US airlines brace for consequences of Boeing 737 MAX grounding

American Airlines is set to cancel 90 flights per day by June 5, 2019, as its fleet of 24 Boeing 737 MAX is still grounded....


Clement Charpentreau
Southwest Boeing 737 MAX forced to land after engine problem

While the global Boeing 737 MAX fleet remains grounded, an aircraft of the type still had to make an emergency landing on March 26, 2019. While the news surely does not help Boeing safety reputation, this incident had actually nothing to do with notorious MCAS system. A Southwest Boeing 737 MAX on a ferry flight to California experienced an engine problem, which forced it to land in Florida. The aircraft was operating flight 8701 from Orlando I...