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Air Canada, WestJet Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into June

Air Canada, WestJet Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into June

The two Canadian airlines that have had to ground their Boeing 737 Max aircraft – Air Canada and WestJet – said they had delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft June 2020, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the 11-month mark.
Air Canada said Wednesday it would begin 737 Max flights on June 30, while WestJet said it would extend the cancellation of 737 Max flights …

Boeing Delays Relaunch of 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing Delays Relaunch of 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing said Tuesday it would further delay the return of the beleaguered 737 Max aircraft to the skies, indicating it would be flying midyear at the earliest.
“We are informing our customers and suppliers that we are currently estimating that the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin during mid-2020,” the airline said in a statement.
The new estimate takes into account “our experience to date with the certification process,” the company …

Southwest, World’s Largest Operator of 737 Max, Delays Return of Aircraft to Early June

Southwest, World’s Largest Operator of 737 Max, Delays Return of Aircraft to Early June

Southwest Airlines, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until early June, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the 11-month mark.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
Southwest, the world’s largest …

Boeing’s Annus Horribilis: Orders Plunge to 16-Year Low as 737 Max Remains Grounded

Boeing and Queen Elizabeth II have something in common: both have now experienced an annus horribilis, the Latin phrase for “horrible year.”
The Chicago-based company announced fourth quarter and full year deliveries for 2019, reporting that new orders and deliveries for its planes had hit their lowest point in over a decade.
Much of the decline can be attributed to the global grounding of the 737 Max.
The aircraft manufacturer said it delivered …

New Boeing CEO Takes the Controls Amidst 737 Max Crisis

New Boeing CEO Takes the Controls Amidst 737 Max Crisis

Boeing’s new CEO, David Calhoun, takes the reins of an aerospace giant in crisis on Monday. Calhoun takes over from interim CEO Greg Smith, the company’s CFO as the company attempts to recover from two 737 Max hull loses that took a total of 346 lives and led to a worldwide grounding of the aircraft.
The former CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, resigned on December 23 after numerous setbacks in the company’s attempts to …

Officials Say Iran Shot Down Ukraine Airlines Flight

Officials Say Iran Shot Down Ukraine Airlines Flight

U.S. officials along with the prime ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom now say that the Ukraine International Airlines plane that crashed Wednesday morning was shot down by Iran, possibly accidentally.
“There is now a body of information that the flight was shot down by an Iranian Surface to Air Missile.,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a statement, adding that it may have been fired unintentionally.
“We have intelligence from multiple …

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines from Flying Over Iraq and Iran

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines from Flying Over Iraq and Iran

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airlines from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, and Persian Gulf airspace early Wednesday.  The move followed Iran’s missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq.
The agency issued Notices to Airmen, or NOTAMS, “outlining flight restrictions that prohibit U.S. civil aviation operators from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.”  It …