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FAA wants to fine Southwest Airlines $3.92M for incorrect weights

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to impose a $3.92 million fine on Southwest Airlines, accusing the latter of operating 44 aircraft on over 21 thousand commercial flights with incorrect calculations of weight and balance data....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Why Southwest acquiring Airbus jets makes no sense

Reportedly, Southwest Airlines is looking to acquire Airbus aircraft, as a result of the 737 MAX crisis. However, this makes little-to-no sense for the Dallas-based low-cost carrier, here is why:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Top 5 biggest airlines of 2019

Measuring the size of the airline can be done in various ways. However, a good indication of the size of the carrier can be its fleet and how many aircraft it operates. But who were the biggest players in aviation in 2019?...


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
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....


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....


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...