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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 Airlines to Offer Additional Flights for Super Bowl

Southwest Airlines to Offer Additional Flights for Super Bowl

Southwest Airlines announced flights for football fans traveling to the Super Bowl in Miami.
The Super Bowl is scheduled to take place Sunday, Februrary 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers will face the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs.
The Dallas-based airline will offer three additional non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale from Kansas City on January 31, for a …

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 …

American, Southwest, United Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Into Spring

American, Southwest, United Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Into Spring

The three U.S. airlines that have had to ground the Boeing 737 Max aircraft – American Airlines, Southwest, and United – said they had delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until spring, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the eight-month mark.
United Airline said Friday it would begin 737 Max flights on June 4, while American and Southwest both said they would extend the cancellation …

Boeing to Temporarily Halt 737 Max Production

Boeing to Temporarily Halt 737 Max Production

Boeing said late Monday it would temporarily shut down production of its beleaguered 737 Max in January of the coming year.
The decision comes as the Chicago-based airplane manufacturer continues to wrestle with the fallout of two hull losses that resulted in the death of 346 people.
The move signifies that Boeing is no longer as confident as it was that the 737 Max would quickly return to the skies.
The 737 Max …

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Saying it is  “confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly,” Boeing indicated Monday that it hopes to begin deliveries of 737 Max aircraft to airlines before the end of 2019 even if the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t at that point approved new pilot training procedures, adding it expects a return to commercial service for the 737 in January.
The company identified five “key milestones” that …

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, two of the three major operators of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, announced that they have delayed the restarting flights of the aircraft until March 2020.
The move means that the plane will have been grounded for almost a year at that point if, in fact, it is cleared for flights at that time.
American set the date to restart 737 Max operations as March 5, …