Boeing Asks Customers to Ground 737 MAX Jets over Electrical Issues

April 9, 2021 @ 12:38 PM

The Albatross around Boeings neck, the 737 MAX airplane, has run into yet another problem. On Friday, Boeing urged 16 of its customers to address a “potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 MAX airplanes prior to further operations

Southwest Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max Airplanes

March 29, 2021 @ 06:05 PM

Southwest Airlines today signed a contract for a hundred 737 MAX airplanes and 155 options across two models. The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March 2019 following the second of two accidents within just six months, which together claimed 346 lives

Brazil Drops WTO Aero Trade Charges Against Canada

February 18, 2021 @ 03:44 PM

The Brazilian government today decided to withdraw its ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute with Canada over aircraft subsidies, and said it will launch negotiations on more effective disciplines to regulate government support in the Commercial Aviation segment. At the WTO, Brazil challenged more than $3 billion in illegal subsidies that...

Russian PD-14 Engine for MC-21 Airliner passes ICAO Emission Certification Test

February 8, 2021 @ 10:04 AM

The PD-14 engine designed to power Russias MC-21 airliner has cleared emission tests conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The corresponding addition to the PD-14 type certificate was received by UEC-Aviadvigatel, United Engine Corporation (UEC) said in a statement

European Aviation Regulator Greenlights Boeing 737 MAX as Safe to Fly

January 27, 2021 @ 12:50 PM

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) gave its seal of approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane. It mandated a package of software upgrades, electrical working rework, maintenance checks, operations manual updates and crew training which will allow the plane to...

Russian MC-21-300 Aircraft Rolls off Runway, No Damage Reported

January 18, 2021 @ 02:05 PM

Russias MC-21-300 airliner rolled off the runway during tests of its emergency braking systems and simulated failure of one engine. “The crew was not injured and no visible damage to the aircraft was found

Sukhoi Upgrading Superjet 100 with Domestic Engine, Avionics

January 13, 2021 @ 10:37 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is working on a new version of the countrys first passenger aircraft, Superjet 100, under its SSJ New Project. Under the project, foreign-made systems and components of the aircraft will be replaced with domestic ones, including jet engines

Indonesian Boeing 737-500 crashes; 62 Passengers, Crew Feared Killed

January 9, 2021 @ 02:26 PM

A Boeing 737-500 airplane belonging to Indonesian airline, Sriwijaya Air is suspected to have crashed in waters off Laki Island after losing radio contact this afternoon. "Management is still communicating and investigating this matter, and will immediately issue an official statement after obtaining factual information," Sriwijaya Air's Senior Manager Corporate Communication, Theodora Erika, said in a statement Saturday

Boeing Agrees to Pay $2.5B to Settle Charges Over 737 MAX

January 8, 2021 @ 07:23 AM

Boeing said today it will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admitted that employees defrauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when it first won approval for the flawed 737 MAX jet

Pock Marked-Fuselage Shows Impact of Bird Hit on Turkish Cargo Flight

January 4, 2021 @ 08:41 AM

The front fuselage of a Turkish Airlines cargo flight endured deep pock marks as it hit a flock of birds soon after take-off in Istanbul on Sunday. A Turkish Airlines (THY) cargo plane flying from Istanbul to Kazakhstan's Almaty city Sunday made an emergency landing in Istanbul as it encountered a flock of birds shortly after taking off from Ataturk Airport

Qatar Airways to Deploy 3 New Boeing 777 Freighters for COVID-19 Logistics

January 2, 2021 @ 09:06 AM

Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of three Boeing 777 Freighters as the airline continues to build its cargo division with the World's largest and most capable twin-engine freighter. The triple delivery comes as air freight is playing a pivotal role amid the COVID-19 pandemic – including transporting newly approved vaccines – and is projected to increase more than 4% over the next two decades

FAA, Boeing Accused of Manipulating 737 MAX Tests During Recertification

December 22, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

A recent Senate report has claimed that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing manipulated 737 MAX recertification tests following two fatal crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of these jets. This comes a month after the FAA and State of Design for Boeing aircraft published their final approval of the modified 737 MAX in the Federal Register