Boeing Continues 737 MAX Delivery Pace

By Sean Broderick Aug 10, 2021
Boeing booked 14 net orders in July and delivered 22 737 MAXs, keeping momentum going in two key areas—positive monthly transactions and clearing out its backlog of undelivered narrowbodies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lufthansa Expects U.S. To Reopen International Travel In September

By Jens Flottau Aug 05, 2021
Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr now expects the U.S. to reopen air travel for fully vaccinated international passengers by the end of September, a step that could be a key milestone in the airline’s recovery.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Mounting 787 Issues Trigger Production Slowdown, Focus Shifts To Deliveries

By Sean Broderick Jul 13, 2021
Boeing is shifting some Charleston, South Carolina factory employees from 787 production to inspection and rework to resolve production-quality issues that are holding up deliveries.

Austrian Airlines Evaluates Harmonized Long-Haul Fleet

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 02, 2021
“It would be more efficient to have only one type of aircraft,” COO Francesco Sciortino said. “We also need a long-term perspective for a replacement for the Boeing 767.”
Airlines & Lessors

American Airlines Eyes New Zealand Restart

By David Casey May 20, 2021
Should the LAX-Christchurch route proceed as planned, American will become the only carrier to fly nonstop from the U.S. to New Zealand’s South Island.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Broadens Boeing 787 Cargo Compartment Check Applicability

By Sean Broderick Apr 16, 2021
The FAA is expanding a cargo-compartment inspection mandate to all Boeing 787s after determining the affected parts—decompression panels—may be found throughout the widebody twin fleet and not just on a limited number of aircraft.  
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Norse Atlantic Oslo Listing Nets $166M To Fund Long-Haul Launch

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 14, 2021
Long-haul startup Norse Atlantic Airways took a further step towards its planned launch of low-cost transatlantic services, raising a total of NOK1.4 billion ($166 million) in a listing on the Euronext Growth Oslo exchange.
Airlines & Lessors

Boeing’s March Deliveries Dominated By Stored 737 MAXs

By Sean Broderick Apr 13, 2021
Boeing’s March deliveries included 19 737 MAXs, pushing the first-quarter total to 58 and keeping the manufacturer largely on track to meeting its…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Resumes 787 Deliveries With United 787-9 From Charleston

By Sean Broderick Mar 26, 2021
Boeing resumed 787 deliveries March 26 following FAA’s sign-off, a major step in clearing a backlog of more than 80 aircraft in Washington State and South Carolina held up by needed post-production inspections. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Neos Seeks To Offer Scheduled U.S. Routes From Milan Base

By David Casey Mar 11, 2021
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) has received an application from Milan-based airline Neos for exemption authority and an amended foreign air carrier permit.
Airports & Routes

Singapore Airlines Defers Deliveries, Swaps 787-10s For 777-9s

By Chen Chuanren Feb 09, 2021
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reached agreements with Airbus and Boeing to defer the delivery of more than 130 aircraft in its order book past the contracted timeframe and some beyond the immediate five years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: Suddenly, The MAX Is Boeing’s Good News

Jan 29, 2021
As Europe clears the MAX's return, 777X and 787 woes cap a horrible year and record loss for Boeing. Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss on Check 6.
Air Transport

Boeing’s 787 Glut Includes 80 Undelivered Aircraft, Analysis Shows

By Sean Broderick Jan 22, 2021
The program continues to be bogged down by post-production inspections and customers’ hesitance to take new widebody aircraft amid an historic demand downturn.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Norwegian To Ditch Long-Haul Flying, Focus On Short-Haul Operations

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 14, 2021
Norwegian Air Shuttle said it would focus on operations in Europe and drop long-haul flying as it moves forward with a restructuring process the airline hopes will attract new investment and allow continued operations.
Airlines & Lessors

New Boeing 787 Production Issue Revealed As Delivery Delays Mount

By Sean Broderick Sep 08, 2020
A newly revealed Boeing 787 production issue has been slowing deliveries of the widebody twin, prompting Boeing to hold up completed aircraft for fixes and work with the FAA to determine what ramifications the issue may have for the in-service fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EVA Air Swaps On-Order Boeing 787-10s For 777Fs, 787-9s

By Chen Chuanren Sep 01, 2020
Taiwan’s EVA Air has come to an agreement with Boeing to swap seven of its outstanding 787-10 orders to three 777F freighters and four smaller 787-9 aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Union Chief: Boeing Has Not Discussed 787 Plans With Machinists

By Sean Broderick Aug 24, 2020
Boeing and the Seattle-area based machinists union that represent thousands of its factory workers have not held talks related to the company’s study…
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Proposes $1.25M Fine For Boeing Alleging Violations

By Bill Carey Aug 06, 2020
Boeing managers “exerted undue pressure” and interfered with FAA-designated employees at its South Carolina manufacturing facility for the 787 airliner, the FAA alleged in announcing $1.25 million in proposed fines on Aug. 5.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Etihad Signs For Boeing Maintenance Support

Jul 22, 2020
Etihad Airways has signed agreements with Boeing Global Services for the provision of maintenance support on the airline’s Boeing 787 fleet.
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Reverses Decision To Close 787 Base At LAX

By Ben Goldstein Jul 13, 2020
United Airlines backed out of a plan to close its Boeing 787 pilot base at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), citing a “changing competitive environment” at the major U.S. west coast hub airport.
Airlines & Lessors

Norwegian Issues Cancellation Warning To Boeing

By Alan Dron Jun 30, 2020
ULCC Norwegian has issued notice to Boeing of its intention to cancel orders for 92 737 MAX and five 787s, together with the GoldCare service agreements accompanying all of the aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Bamboo Airways Reportedly Leaning Towards GEnx For 787s

By Chen Chuanren May 21, 2020
Bamboo Airways is looking to power its new Boeing 787-9s with General Electric GEnx turbofans, according to the airline’s chairman Trinh Van Quyet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Cuts Widebody Rates; Pushes Out Next New Program

By Guy Norris Apr 29, 2020
Boeing will slow production of 777 and 787 widebody twinjets as well as development of the next new aircraft program as it continues restructuring to…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Announces South Carolina 787 Restart Plan

By Guy Norris Apr 27, 2020
Production of the 787 at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina facility is set to resume in early May following the company’s decision to reopen…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries To Suspend 787 Work For Up To 10 Days

By Bradley Perrett Apr 23, 2020
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has said it will suspend its production for the Boeing 787 program for up to 10 days in May.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain