Production Issue Forces Immediate Inspections Of Up To 460 Boeing 737 MAXs
Boeing and 16 affected 737 MAX customers are working to inspect backup power units on about 90 aircraft to ensure they are grounded after the manufacturer learned that production-line changes created risk of failures.
Daily Memo: Don’t Call It A Comeback For U.S. Aircraft Orders
Boeing recently scored its biggest sale since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across North America in March 2020, with Southwest Airlines’ commitment to purchase at least 100 additional 737-7s over the next decade.
The coronavirus pandemic offers a rare chance to reset pilots’ training standards and reduce the increasing number of accidents caused by a lack of basic flying skills, according to an influential group within the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
Jettime Owner Acquires Swedish A321neo Operator Novair
Swedish charter airline Novair—which is currently owned by travel company DER Touristik and Swedish travel agency Apollo—is to be indirectly acquired by Jettime owner and airBaltic shareholder Lars Thuesen.
UK Air Travel Reopening Plan Perpetuating Uncertainty
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LONDON—The UK has detailed how it will reopen international air travel but is yet to confirm a tentative May 17 restart date, drawing industry criticism for high-cost testing and prolonged uncertainty that will deter travel.
Lessors AerCap, BOC Aviation Report First Quarter Progress
In a first quarter that saw its acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) send shockwaves through the leasing sector, Dublin-based AerCap continued to navigate the pandemic, signing lease agreements for 60 aircraft over the period ending March 31.
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