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Boeing Reports Strong Sales, Deliveries for March and First Quarter

Boeing Reports Strong Sales, Deliveries for March and First Quarter

Boeing reported strong orders and deliveries for March and the first quarter of 2021 on Tuesday.
The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer received 185 new orders for its beleaguered 737 Max planes, including a 100-jet order from Southwest.  That order was the largest  since the plane’s grounding almost two years ago following two hull losses.  Still, Boeing reported 156 cancelled orders in the month for the Max, and it was forced to tell …

Boeing Sues Air Force One Supplier Over Delays and Cancels Contract

Boeing Sues Air Force One Supplier Over Delays and Cancels Contract

Boeing has filed suit against a subcontractor that it engaged to work on the new Air Force One planes it is building for the U.S. government.
The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer, which in 2018 was given a $3.9 billion contract to convert two existing 747-8 Intercontinental jets into presidential aircraft, said that it had cancelled contracts with Texas-based GDC Technics “due to their insolvency and failure to meet contractual obligations.”
The two 747s …

Boeing Grounds Some 737 Max Jets, Again

Boeing Grounds Some 737 Max Jets, Again

Boeing notified 16 airlines that operate the beleaguered 737 Max of a potential electrical problem with the aircraft, telling them they should stop flying some planes.
“Boeing has recommended to 16 customers that they address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 Max airplanes prior to further operations,” the company said in a statement Friday.
The issue arose just months after airlines across the globe resumed flying the jet, …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2021

One year ago, we predicted that the “Great Moments” monthly feature would include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.  As of now, reports of reopenings after the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel will have to wait until the April 2022 edition, although reports of closings comprise the entirety of page three of this article.
Meanwhile, April, the fourth …

Southwest Places Largest Boeing 737 Max Order Since Grounding

Southwest Places Largest Boeing 737 Max Order Since Grounding

Southwest Airlines placed an order with Boeing for 100 737 Max aircraft, with an option for an additional 155.
The action is the first order to come after the 737 Max was grounded after two hull losses and is one of the largest ever orders for the beleaguered aircraft since Southwest’s original order for 150 737 Max 8 aircraft, making it the launch customer for the new type.
The Dallas-based airline, which …

Boeing Restarts 787 Dreamliner Deliveries

Boeing Restarts 787 Dreamliner Deliveries

Boeing restarted its 787 Dreamliner deliveries after a five-month hiatus.
The break in deliveries wasto allow its engineers to study the fuselage design of the aircraft, seeking tiny structural flaws.
“We have resumed 787 deliveries following several months of engineering analysis and inspection work,” the company said.
United Airlines was the first customer to receive a new Dreamliner after deliveries officially were given the green light.
On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that …

Southwest Restarts Boeing 737 Max Operations

Southwest Restarts Boeing 737 Max Operations

Southwest Airlines announced that it had returned the beleagured Boeing 737 Max to the skies after two years of being grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Dallas-based airline became the sixth airline in North America to do so, after American Airlines, WestJet, Air Canada, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
The action comes two years after the planes were grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration following two hull losses, one in 2018 …