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American Airlines Might Cancel Orders for 17 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

American Airlines Might Cancel Orders for 17 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

American Airlines would cancel some of its orders for Boeing 737 Max aircraft if it is unable to obtain financing, multiple sources said.
In question are 17 of the beleaguered aircraft which have already been built.  Delivery is currently not slated until fall at the earliest as the Federal Aviation Administration would first have to recertify the aircraft and remove a grounding order.
American, the world’s largest carrier, has 24 of the …

FAA Completes Boeing 737 Max Recertification Flights

FAA Completes Boeing 737 Max Recertification Flights

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration said they had completed the required the re-certification flight tests on the beleaguered 737 MAX on Tuesday.
The completion takes the 737 Max a step closer to FAA approval to return to service.
Over the course of three days, FAA test pilots and engineers evaluated Boeing’s proposed changes to the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, a flight control system that was implicated in two …

Boeing Gets Green Light from FAA to Start 737 Max Test Flights

Boeing Gets Green Light from FAA to Start 737 Max Test Flights

Boeing said it received Federal Aviation Administration approval to start test flights of its beleaguered 737 Max to validate new flight control software with a goal of getting its best-selling jet back into the skies.
The 737 Max was grounded in March 2019 following two hull losses that resulted in the death of 346 people.
Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea on October 29, 2018, en route from Soekarno-Hatta …

U.S. Airlines Struggle as Airports Become Parking Lots

In early May, Warren Buffett divested all of his investment firm’s holdings in the four major U.S. airlines, warning that the “world has changed” for the aviation industry due to the coronavirus crisis.  In mid May, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said he saw a bumpy road ahead for the airline industry and predicted that a major carrier would not survive 2020 as a result.
It appears Buffett and Calhoun were on …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2020

June, the month with the most daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere, is the sixth month of the year, and is equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere. The start of meteorological summer, June derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the …

Boeing Launches ‘Confident Travel Initiative’ to Get People Back on Planes

Boeing Launches ‘Confident Travel Initiative’ to Get People Back on Planes

Boeing announced the creation of a team, dubbed the Confident Travel Initiative, to help develop new solutions and gain industry backing to help people feel comfortable getting back onto airplanes amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The Chicago-based company named Mike Delaney, who is its vice president for digital transformation, to head the team.  The group will “work to develop new solutions to help minimize air travel health risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic …

Delta to Retire Boeing 777 Fleet by End of 2020

Delta to Retire Boeing 777 Fleet by End of 2020

Delta Air Lines announced plans to retire its entire Boeing 777 fleet by the end of the year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes just weeks after the airline announced that it would retire its McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft.
In April, American Airlines said that it has “officially retired” its Boeing 767 and Embraer E190 fleets and will soon retire its remaining Airbus A330, Boeing 757, and Bombardier CRJ200 …