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Airbus now trumps Boeing in narrow-body market

While market share between Boeing and Airbus has often remained quite close in this key sector, Airbus appears to have pulled ahead to hold a solid majority of the market in recent months, now boasting a 68 per cent share.

Lessor SMBC backs the MAX with 14 new orders

Irish-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has struck a deal with Boeing to secure another 14 new 737 MAX 8 jets, bringing its MAX portfolio to over 120, as the company gears up for a recovery in the air travel market. Speaking with the media following the announcement, SMBC Aviation Capital CEO Peter Barrett said

Boeing ambitiously looks to increase MAX production output

Boeing is ambitiously planning to ramp up its production output of the 737 MAX to 42 jets per month by Q3 2022, according to sources close to the matter. The move is intended to mark the end of the planemaker’s battle on two fronts, following the COVID-19 pandemic and a years-long PR disaster following two

Boeing restarts 737 MAX deliveries following electrical flaw repairs

Boeing has officially resumed deliveries of its embattled 737 MAX after the FAA finally approved a fix for the multiple electrical issues located in a quarter of the MAX fleet. Boeing announced in April that it would once again halt deliveries on the 737 MAX, just five months after its near-two-year delivery hiatus during the

Sriwijaya Air crash results in FAA probe into 737 Classic wiring
Air Crash Investigations

The US Federal Aviation Administration has warned operators of Boeing 737 Classic aircraft to check for possible wiring failures, following the investigation into the January crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182. Flight SJ182, a 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, crashed into the Java Sea just minutes after take-off from Jakarta on Saturday, 9 January 2021, killing all

US airlines expect MAX jets back in the air ‘in the coming days’

Major airlines in the US are expected to get their entire 737 MAX fleets back up and running within days, having already begun the necessary electrical repairs on affected MAX models. Just yesterday, Boeing released its service bulletin on the required repairs for the MAX’s electrical issues, which has seen nearly a quarter of all

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