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American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines said Sunday it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early November.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through November 3. United has cancelled all 737 Max flights through November 2.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, a date that changed in …

United Airlines to Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into November

United Airlines to Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into November

United Airline, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash in March, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until November.
Because the airline had expected additional deliveries of the beleaguered aircraft over the summer, it will be forced to cancel an increasing number of flights each month into …

Boeing, Facing Plunging Deliveries, May Lose Title of Biggest Plane Maker to Airbus

Boeing’s announcement Tuesday that Q2 deliveries had slid 54% year over year may mean that rival Airbus is poised to take the title of world’s largest aircraft manufacturer for the first time since 2012.
The Chicago-based company said it had shipped 239 aircraft in the first six months of the year compared with 378 in the same period last year. It reported that over 150 of the beleaguered 737 Max jets …

Boeing Pledges $100 Million to Families of 737 Max Crash Victims

Boeing Pledges $100 Million to Families of 737 Max Crash Victims

Boeing said Tuesday it would set aside $100 million for financial support of families and communities that were affected by two fatal crashes of its 737 Max aircraft.
The move comes as the aircraft manufacturer is trying to restore its reputation, tarnished by the two tragedies.
“We at Boeing are sorry for the tragic loss of lives in both of these accidents,” said Dennis Muilenburg, the company’s CEO, who added that he …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2019

July is the seventh month of the calendar and was named after the Roman dictator Gauis Julius Caesar. Before that, it was known as Quintillis, or the fifth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
The month is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather. The ancient Romans blamed Sirius, the Dog Star, which was believed to be a precursor to the …

FAA Identifies New Software Issue in Boeing’s 737 Max

FAA Identifies New Software Issue in Boeing’s 737 Max

Boeing said late Wednesday that the federal regulators had identified a new software issue that needs to be remedied before the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max could return to the skies.
The Federal Aviation Administration has “identified an additional requirement” for software changes, the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer said in a securities filing. The issue does not involve the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, which was implicated after two fatal crashes, …

Boeing, Airbus End Paris Air Show with $70 Billion in Aircraft Orders

Boeing, Airbus End Paris Air Show with $70 Billion in Aircraft Orders

As the Paris Air Show drew to a close, Airbus and Boeing announced additional sales.
The show opened on Friday to the public and will run through Sunday. Meanwhile, senior executives from major airlines and aircraft manufacturers have departed, bringing an end to the megadeals that were announced.
British Airways parent IAG sent shockwaves through the industry with a deal to purchase 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The deal, valued at $24 …