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FAA Lifts Ban on Beleaguered Boeing 737 Max Jet

FAA Lifts Ban on Beleaguered Boeing 737 Max Jet

The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on the Boeing 737 Max on Wednesday, issuing an order that clears the way for the beleaguered aircraft to return to the skies.
The move came some 20 months after the troubled 737 Max was grounded in March 2019 following two hull losses that resulted in the deaths of 364 people, namely those of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
“The FAA’s …

Boeing Creates New Software Engineering V.P. Slot and Hires former SpaceX Engineer

Boeing Creates New Software Engineering V.P. Slot and Hires former SpaceX Engineer

Boeing announced the appointment of Jinnah Hosein to the position of vice president of software engineering, a new position.
The appointment is with immediate effect.
Mr. Hosein, the company said, will focus on strengthening the company’s “focus on software engineering across the enterprise and will report to Greg Hyslop, the company’s chief engineer.
“Jinnah will be charged with defining and leading Boeing’s strategy for software engineering, which includes providing capabilities, technologies, processes and …

Delta Celebrates Boeing 777 Retirement with Final Transcontinental Flight

Delta Celebrates Boeing 777 Retirement with Final Transcontinental Flight

Delta Air Lines operated its final Boeing 777 flight on Saturday, marking the end of an era that began in 1999 when the Atlanta-based carrier took its first delivery of the type.
Flight 8777 flew from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport for the last flight, before continuing on to Victorville, California, for storage.  The 777 was typically used on international routes and not on …

Boeing Posts $754 Million Third Quarter Loss

Boeing Posts $754 Million Third Quarter Loss

Boeing announced financial results for third quarter of 2020.
The company announced a non-GAAP loss of $754 million versus $895 million profit in Q3 2019 on revenue of $14.1 billion, a 29% decline from $19.98 billion in the same period in 2019.
“The global pandemic continued to add pressure to our business this quarter, and we’re aligning to this new reality by closely managing our liquidity and transforming our enterprise to be …

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 …