Boeing

FAA Grounds Some Boeing 777s

FAA Grounds Some Boeing 777s

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines following a 777’s engine failure over Denver over the past weekend.
The Pratt & Whitney engine failed and broke apart shortly after takeoff on Saturday, raining debris down on the town of Bloomfield, Colorado.  There were no injuries on the ground or in the air, although residents of the town as well as passengers on the aircraft were …

Boeing 747 Engine Catches Fire, Parts Scatter Over Maastricht

Boeing 747 Engine Catches Fire, Parts Scatter Over Maastricht

An engine on a Boeing 747 Freighter bound for New York and operated by Longtail Aviation caught fire, resulting in the injuries of two people on the ground after parts broke off and fell to the ground.
The incident occurred one day after a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 had a similar incident while en route from Denver to Honolulu.
The news was confirmed by the responsible Veiligheidsregio or safety region in the …

Boeing Issues Airworthiness Directive for 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing Issues Airworthiness Directive for 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive on Wednesday that covers several hundred Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes that are registered in the United States.
The directive, which goes into effect on March 21, requires “repetitive general visual inspections” of the bilge barriers in the planes’ forward and aft cargo compartments, looking for disengaged or damaged decompression panels, reinstallation of disengaged but undamaged compression panels, and replacement of damaged decompression panels.
The …

WestJet’s 737 Max Fleet Returns to the Skies

WestJet’s 737 Max Fleet Returns to the Skies

WestJet’s fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets began to return to the skies Thursday with the departure of Flight 115 from Calgary to Vancouver, followed by Flight 122, which operated from Vancouver to Calgary.
Passengers on the first flight included the airline’s CEO, Ed Sims, and Chris Rauenbusch, president of the flight attendants’ union.  The flight was helmed by Captains David Colquhoun and Scott Wilson.
“The return of WestJet’s Max aircraft to …

Air Canada Sets Date to Restart Boeing 737 Max Flights

Air Canada Sets Date to Restart Boeing 737 Max Flights

Air Canada, which recently announced an additional 25% capacity cutback for January, will return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the skies starting February 1.
The move will make the Canadian carrier the third North American airline to do so.  American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, restarted its 737 Max flights at the end of December, while WestJet has announced January 21 restart date.
The airline’s vice president of flight operations …

Alaska Airlines, United Next to Relaunch Boeing 737 Max

Alaska Airlines, United Next to Relaunch Boeing 737 Max

United Airlines and Alaska Airlines will be the next two U.S. carriers to return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the skies.
Regulators grounded the jet two years ago in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March 2019 and the 2018 Lion Air crash.
American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, restarted 737 Max flights at the end of December.
United, the sole operator of the 737-9 Max …

Atlas Air Places Billion Dollar Boeing 747 Order

Atlas Air Places Billion Dollar Boeing 747 Order

Atlas Air announced that it ordered four new Boeing 747-8F Freighters the order is valued at approximately $1.5 billion at current list prices.
Cathay had previously placed an order with Boeing for three 747-8 Freighters last March.  That order, which included options for five additional 777 Freighters, was valued at approximately $1 billion as well.
“The 747-8F is the best and most versatile wide-body freighter in the market,” said John Dietrich, Atlas’ …