Boeing supplier files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

A Wichita-based aerospace supply company with a facility in Everett has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following losses. The company blamed the COVID-19 pandemic and suspension of Boeing’s 737 MAX plane. The Wichita Eagle reported that TECT Aerospace filed for the protection on Tuesday, which also covers the company’s facilities in Park City, Wellington, […]

Comment: The CDC has approved travel for fully vaccinated people, so now what?

In this cross-posting with The Conversation, the University of Virginia’s William Petri discusses the CDC’s decision to allow the fully vaccinated to move freely within the US, and what that really means. It’s OK for fully vaccinated people to travel domestically again without quarantining, so long as they wear a mask and maintain social distancing […]

Airlines around the globe continue to reinstate 737 MAX operations

The last few days have seen a number of airlines around the globe welcome new 737 MAX jets to their fleets, as global regulators continue to relax grounding orders on the embattled jet, and airlines meet all their regulatory requirements to bring the aircraft back to service. Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai announced that its Boeing […]

600th Cessna Citation CJ3 jet delivered
Business Aviation

Textron Aviation has celebrated the delivery of the 600th Cessna Citation CJ3 family jet, to an unnamed customer in North America. Jet manufacturer Textron stated its single-pilot nine-seater CJ3+ jet is its best-selling light jet, in light of its superior avionics and operating costs, as well as its best-in-class fuel efficiency. Lannie O’Bannion, Textron senior […]

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its first converted 737 P2F

Ethiopian Airlines has officially taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800SF passenger-to-freighter (P2F) converted aircraft. Lessor GA Telesis’ Leasing, Investment Financing & Trading (LIFT) Group made the delivery announcement. The aircraft was delivered by Aeronautical Engineering Inc (AEI), from its authorised P2F conversion centre in Miami. A second 737-800 contracted with AEI is currently undergoing […]

Finnair signs letter of interest for new electric aircraft

Finnair has signaled its interest in electric aviation as a force to be reckoned with for future flying, signing a letter of interest for Heart Aerospace’s Electric ES-19 electric aircraft, which is currently under development. Finnair could acquire up to 20 of the new 19-seater Heart Aerospace ES-19 electric aircraft, for use on the airline’s […]

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