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

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 […]

Boeing 737 MAX repairs delayed as FAA tightens leash
Airlines

The FAA has requested that Boeing supply more evidence to prove that electrical faults found in its 737 MAX cockpits don’t extend into other parts of the aircraft, slowing down the repair of dozens of jets. The 106 Boeing 737 MAX jets affected by recently reported electrical faults may remain grounded for longer than first […]

Boeing halts MAX deliveries, reports sixth straight quarterly loss
Airlines

Boeing has announced it will officially halt future deliveries on its embattled 737 MAX jets until it has resolved the numerous electrical faults that have been located within the jet’s cockpit. Simultaneously, the US Federal Aviation Administration officially released its airworthiness directive stipulating the grounding of 109 in-service 737 MAX jets around the world, in […]

BA continues to lobby for unrestricted trans-Atlantic travel, warns of looming job losses
Airlines

British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle has again pushed the UK government to open its borders to vaccinated travellers from the US, following the EU’s decision to do so. It comes despite the US keeping both the UK and much of the EU on its ‘Level Four: Do Not Travel’ advisory list – though this […]

US start-up carrier bolsters A220 order, becomes second-largest customer
Headlines

Breeze Airways, a new US start-up carrier looking to launch in this year, has reportedly ordered an additional 20 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, bringing its total A220 order to 80 jets, according to industry sources. Breeze was founded in 2018 by industry veteran David Neeleman, who previously co-founded a number of airline ventures including Morris Air, […]

106 Boeing 737 MAX jets remain grounded while Boeing investigates fix for electrical issues
Airlines

The US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have confirmed that 106 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded around the world as the planemaker continues to investigate a way to fix the jets’ numerous electrical faults. Earlier notices to operators of the affected jets suggested that operators could themselves organise engineers to repair the aircraft […]

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