MU5735’s Data Recorder Found; Work On Voice Recorder Continues

By Chen Chuanren Mar 27, 2022
Rescuers recovered China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735’s flight data recorder March 27, and investigators are encouraged that damage to the unit will not prevent it from yielding valuable clues that will help explain what brought the aircraft down.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

U.S. To Assist CAAC In China Eastern Accident Probe

By Sean Broderick Mar 21, 2022
A senior U.S. NTSB investigator and technical advisors from three key stakeholders will be among the U.S. representatives supporting the probe into the March 21 crash of China Eastern Airlines Flight MU5735.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Copa Airlines To Install Honeywell Fuel Tank Safety Component

By Sean Broderick Aug 09, 2021
Copa Airlines will retrofit its Boeing 737s with Honeywell’s air separation module (ASM), becoming the first announced customer for the fuel tank safety system component. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Restricts 737 MAX Cargo Capacity Under Specific Scenario

By Sean Broderick Aug 05, 2021
The FAA is ordering restrictions for Boeing 737 MAX and some 737 Next Generation models that would prohibit carrying freight in the aft cargo compartment if certain systems not critical for flight are malfunctioning.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Asia’s LCC Orderbooks Remain Largely Intact, For Now

By Adrian Schofield Aug 04, 2021
The era of Asian LCCs outdoing each other with massive narrowbody orders is probably over for the foreseeable future, as digesting their current backlogs will be enough of a challenge.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Alert Flags 737NG Thrust Reverser Issue

By Sean Broderick Aug 03, 2021
A mandatory, repetitive test to validate that Boeing 737 thrust reverser sensors are working can cause the systems to malfunction.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Southwest Hints At Exercising More 737 MAX Options In 2022

By Lori Ranson Jul 22, 2021
Southwest Airlines could exercise up to 44 options for Boeing 737 MAX jets in 2022 to either fuel growth or accelerate retirements of older 737-700s. 
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Mandate Targets 737 Cabin Pressure Switches 

By Sean Broderick Jul 16, 2021
In an immediately adopted airworthiness directive (AD) due out July 20, the agency will order Boeing 737 operators to inspect cabin altitude pressure switches more frequently.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Delta Air Lines Secures Deals For Used A350s, 737-900ERs

By Lori Ranson Jul 14, 2021
Delta Air Lines is taking advantage of opportunities in the used aircraft market to fortify its fleet.
Airlines & Lessors

MAG Expands Firefly, Puts Focus On End-Of-Lease MRO

By Chen Chuanren May 05, 2021
Malaysia Aviation Group is giving its smaller airline Firefly more flexibility to capture the domestic and regional market while aiming to avoid cannibalization of routes operated by Malaysia Airlines. 
Airlines & Lessors

Computer Glitch Behind 737 Weight Discrepancy Incident, Report Finds

By Tony Osborne Apr 08, 2021
A flaw in a computer system that misidentified more than 30 adult passengers as children led to a discrepancy in the take-off weight for a holiday flight.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Sun Country Airlines To Raise Up To $240M Through Nasdaq Listing

By Ben Goldstein Mar 08, 2021
The ULCC said it plans to use a portion of the funds raised from the share sale to pay off a $45 million loan accepted under the CARES Act in 2020.
Airlines & Lessors

GAMECO Adds Third 737-800BCF Line In Guangzhou

By Chen Chuanren Feb 09, 2021
To meet rising demand for converted freighters, the Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has announced it will open a third line for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) at its Guangzhou, China facility.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Tata Boeing To Build 737 Vertical Fins In India

By Guy Ferneyhough Feb 06, 2021
Boeing’s Indian joint venture Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited is set to start manufacturing vertical fin structures for 737 family aircraft at its site in Hyderabad.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Norwegian Startup Flyr To Operate 737-800s

By David Casey Jan 21, 2021
Norwegian startup Flyr has outlined a strategy to fly domestic and short-haul international routes using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Lessor BBAM Signs On For More Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighters

By Victoria Moores Jan 20, 2021
U.S. lessor BBAM has placed a firm order for six more Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighters (737-800BCFs), with options on a further six, increasing its commitment to 15 of the type.
Aircraft & Propulsion

AirBaltic Adds More A220s, Says Goodbye To Final 737

By Kurt Hofmann Dec 18, 2020
Latvian carrier airBaltic dispensed with its last remaining Boeing 737 on Dec. 17, a few days after accepting its latest Airbus A220-300s.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Expands Passenger-To-Freighter Conversion Lines In Asia

By Chen Chuanren Sep 21, 2020
The U.S. airframer said the conversion lines had been launched to meet strong demand in express traffic and e-commerce markets. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Regulators Order Inspections After Downtime Is Linked To 737 Engine Incidents

By Sean Broderick Jul 24, 2020
Storage-related corrosion of Boeing-supplied valves on certain CFM56 engines has been linked to four engine shutdowns, prompting regulators to order inspections before the 1,140 aircraft are returned to service after extended downtime.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Ruili 737-800 Makes Emergency Landing After Windscreen Cracks

By Chen Chuanren Jul 08, 2020
A Ruili Airlines Boeing 737-800 (reg B-7866) made an emergency landing on the night of July 6 after the heating element in the left cockpit windscreen failed, causing it to crack.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Iran Reveals Little In PS752 Shoot-Down Probe Update

By Sean Broderick Feb 10, 2020
Iran’s initial formal investigative update on the Jan. 8 downing of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 sheds little new information on the disaster and stops short of confirming what its government has admitted: anti-aircraft missiles fired at the aircraft, seemingly in error, brought it down.
Air Transport

Pegasus 737-800 Overruns Runway In Istanbul; Three Killed, 179 Injured

By Kurt Hofmann Feb 05, 2020
[DEVELOPING STORY] A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 skidded off a runway after landing at Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Turkey, on Feb. 5. 
Air Transport

PS752 Probe Will Examine Why Iran Did Not Warn Airlines Of Risks

By Sean Broderick Jan 13, 2020
The investigation into Iran’s Jan. 8 downing of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 is beginning to take shape, with participants from affected countries urging transparency and a thorough probe into the disaster.
Air Transport

Airliner Tests China’s BeiDou System For Navigation

By Bill Carey Jan 13, 2020
An Air China Boeing 737-800 recently completed a trial flight using China’s BeiDou satellite navigation system, which is nearing global coverage.
Air Transport

UIA President: Flight PS752 Was At The Wrong Place, Wrong Time

By Kurt Hofmann Jan 12, 2020
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) president Yevhenii Dykhne said airlines from all over the world were sending their aircraft to and from Tehran airport on Jan. 8, when a UIA-operated Boeing 737 was shot down by missiles.
Air Transport