Alaska Airlines

The airline has forged agreements with two lessors to lease 35 Airbus A321neos powered by CFM engines with deliveries expected in 2026 and 2027.
Airlines & Lessors

By Kevin Michaels
Boeing’s new leaders would be wise to study GE’s metamorphosis under Larry Culp.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Lindsay Bjerregaard
Obstacles to technician training and certification are holding back the industry’s workforce pipeline potential.
Workforce & Training

By Christine Boynton
The carrier expects additional compensation for the disruption set off by the Jan. 5 737-9 door plug blowout, “the complete terms of which are confidential.”
Airlines & Lessors

By Daniel Williams
This week’s Flight Friday looks at a selection of North American operators, as the upcoming MRO Americas event is rapidly approaching.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
As they seek antitrust clearance for their pending merger, a waiting period for Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines may last for up to 90 days.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By David Casey, Aaron Karp
The latest airline route news, featuring network changes, schedule alterations, codeshares and interline agreements.
Airports & Networks

By Sean Broderick, Michael Bruno
A revamped master supplier schedule is one sign the company may be serious about addressing years of problematic quality.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Lori Ranson, Jens Flottau
While majors make gains, regional carriers’ struggles start to abate.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
Alaska Airlines believes the next milestone for its proposed merger with Hawaiian Airlines could be as soon as June.
Airlines & Lessors

By David Casey
New routes from and within the Americas region are being opened by Emirates, Air Transat and Alaska Airlines.
Airports & Networks

By Sean Broderick
The absence of documentation on a process critical to an in-service occurrence points to broad gaps in Boeing's quality oversight process.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Sean Broderick
Investigators are still working to piece together what happened to the Boeing 737-9 in the weeks leading up to its delivery to Alaska.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Christine Boynton
The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) has requested additional information and documentary material.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Christine Boynton
Alaska Airlines SVP-fleet, finance and alliances Nathaniel Pieper will lead global airline alliance Oneworld as its next CEO.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton, Lori Ranson
As many challenges begin the year, carriers anticipate high labor and maintenance costs, delivery delays and air traffic control shortages in the rest of 2024.
Airlines & Lessors

By Sean Broderick
Investigators determined the door plug was not opened between the airplane’s Oct. 31, 2023, delivery to Alaska Airlines and the accident flight.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Sean Broderick
“The accident on Jan. 5 demanded a different focus by our team,” CEO Pat Shanahan said, referring to Alaska Airlines Flight 1282.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Christine Boynton
An event-saturated January followed a year not short on its own challenges, and during recent earnings calls airlines projected which issues might spill over.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
Following receipt of an approved inspection and maintenance process from the FAA, Alaska expects to bring its first few 737-9s back into service on Jan. 26.
Airlines & Lessors

By Karen Walker
Boeing’s biggest problem is restoring trust.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Karen Walker
When it comes to safety and the finger pointing falls on the wrong player, the reputational damage to the affected airline can be long-standing and costly.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By David Casey
Alaska Airlines is returning to Toronto after an absence of more than 30 years.
Airports & Networks

By Karen Walker, Christine Boynton, David Casey, Aaron Karp
Listen in as editors analyze how the Alaska Airlines 737 MAX 9 door plug incident has affected airlines globally—and what this means for Boeing.
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