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American Airlines to Retire Entire Airbus A330 Fleet Sooner Than Expected

American Airlines to Retire Entire Airbus A330 Fleet Sooner Than Expected

American Airlines, which had previously announced plans to retire its Airbus A330 fleet over next several years, said it has officially retired the fleet of 15 A330-200s and nine A330-300s.
In April, the carrier said it had “officially retired” its Boeing 767 and Embraer E190 fleets and that it would soon retire its remaining Airbus A330, Boeing 757, and Bombardier CRJ200 airliners. At the same time, Delta Air Lines announced plans …

American Airlines Plans to Return Beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by Year End

American Airlines Plans to Return Beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by Year End

American Airlines said Sunday that it plans to return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to the skies for passenger flights by the end of 2020.
The troubled 737 Max has been grounded since March 2019 after two hull losses that resulted in the deaths of 364 people.
The move is, however, dependent on pending recertifications by the Federal Aviation Administration. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency declared the 737 Max safe to …

United Airlines to Resume Non-Stop Service to China Later This Month

United Airlines to Resume Non-Stop Service to China Later This Month

United Airlines said Sunday it would restart non-stop service to China between San Francisco and Shanghai.
The airline had suspended its flights to China amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic earlier in the year.
The flights will no longer stop in Seoul for a crew change.
“We look forward to resuming nonstop service and offering our customers greater convenience and shorter flight times,” said Patrick Quayle, the airline’s vice president for international …

Boeing to Move All 787 Dreamliner Production to South Carolina

Boeing to Move All 787 Dreamliner Production to South Carolina

Boeing announced plans to consolidate the production of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft at its plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The high-tech plane is currently manufactured at the Boeing Everett Plant as well as in South Carolina.
The move will improve operational efficiency, the company said, and allow it to adapt to market downturns and position it for recovery and long-term growth.
Boeing launched the plane in Everett in 2009 and the first …

Boeing Faces Suit Accusing Board of Lax Oversight Amidst 737 Max Affair

Boeing Faces Suit Accusing Board of Lax Oversight Amidst 737 Max Affair

Boeing’s board of directors stands accused of improper oversight of the two fatal 737 Max crashes that resulted in the grounding of that aircraft.
A shareholders’ lawsuit accuses former CEO Dennis Muilenberg of misleading both the board and investors, and accuses the board of skipping meetings on the subject of safety. The suit argues that board members were more concerned about the negative headlines surrounding the two hull losses than getting …

Delta to Retire Boeing 717 and 767-300 Fleets Earlier Than Expected

Delta to Retire Boeing 717 and 767-300 Fleets Earlier Than Expected

Delta Air Lines said in a regulatory filing that it will retire its Boeing 717 and 767-300ER fleets earlier than it had originally expected to amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn in travel.
The Atlanta-based carrier also plans to retire its Bombardier CRJ200 earlier than planned
The airline, which has 54 767-300ERs and 91 717-200s as well as said the move was part of its fleet simplification strategy.
“Delta has decided to retire the …

Boeing Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer, Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

Boeing Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer, Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

Boeing announced the appointment of B. Marc Allen to the position of chief strategy officer as well as Chris Raymond to the position of chief sustainability officer.
Mr. Allen is a long-time executive at the company and joined the Executive Council in 2014.  He recently served as as president of Boeing International and president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations.
In his new position, Mr. Allen will be responsible for enterprise strategy …