Despite the welcome news that the 737 MAX has been approved for commercial service by the US Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing reported more MAX order cancellations in November. Boeing announced that a further 88 MAX plane orders were cancelled in November, bringing its total cancellations on the MAX alone to 536 for 2020 so far.
Boeing chief executive David Calhoun has addressed rumours suggesting that US planemaker is deliberately pivoting away from its notorious 737 ‘MAX’ branding. Calhoun said during a press conference that the embattled planemaker has no intentions of rebranding the jet, despite its negative associations following two fatal crashes and a near two-year global grounding. “There is
An airline passengers advocacy group has challenged the FAA’s decision to approve the embattled Boeing 737 MAX’s return to commercial service in court, ahead of the aircraft’s first passenger flights in nearly two years. The group, named Flyers Rights, has said it has formally appealed the 18 November decision of the Federal Aviation Administration to
Brazilian airline GOL is set to become the first airline in the world to fly passengers on the Boeing 737 MAX in almost two years on Wednesday. Brazil’s largest domestic airline, GOL has said it will use the MAX on routes to and from its hub in São Paulo, the nation’s largest city, although it
A number of airlines have come out in public support of Boeing and its newly recertified 737 MAX jet by taking delivery of delayed orders and placing new ones, a win for the embattled US planemaker. European budget airline and major customer Ryanair has ordered an additional 75 MAX jets, a deal worth over $9
Canadian regulator Transport Canada has said it will reform the way it validates aircraft, and take a harder look at the relationship between regulators and the manufacturers they oversee, in light of the Boeing 737 MAX fiasco. Transport Canada’s director of civil aviation, Nicholas Robinson, said the regulator would “have to look at the interaction