Boeing 737 MAX

By Lori Ranson
Both U.S. carriers believe they are laying the groundwork to change the narrative for the historically weak first quarter.
Airlines & Lessors

By Michael Bruno
A reckoning in Renton, Washington, and Wichita is triggering jitters over a potential earthquake across the supply chain.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Victoria Moores
Leisure carrier SunExpress aims to grow to 150 aircraft by 2033, when it may consider shifting from its all-Boeing fleet to a dual-manufacturer strategy.
Airlines & Lessors

Readers write about U.S. semiconductor ambitions, 737 MAX door plug design, single-pilot operating safety risks, Boeing’s challenges and wing aerodynamics.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

By Lori Ranson
Alaska Air Group is unsure how many aircraft it will receive from Boeing in 2024.
Airlines & Lessors

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 Christine Boynton
Quality standdowns that began within Boeing Commercial Airplanes are also extending across the OEM’s Global Services segment, a senior company executive said.
MRO

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

By Sean Broderick
NTSB says incorrect runway-condition assumptions appear to have played a role in a United Airlines 737-8 runway excursion on March 8 in Houston.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Sean Broderick, Michael Bruno, Steve Trimble, Irene Klotz, Guy Norris
Boeing’s new leadership in Commercial Airplanes and at the top are likely just the beginning of major changes at the manufacturing giant.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Anthony L. Velocci, Jr.
Two inconvienent truths about the tumult at Boeing.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Lori Ranson
United Airlines has confirmed that aircraft delivery delays from Boeing are lowering block hours, which is creating excess staffing.
Airlines & Lessors

By David Casey
Capacity constraints will prevent a full recovery within Europe’s short-haul market this summer, dampening traffic growth but signaling higher yields for LCCs.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
Brazil's GOL took delivery of five Boeing 737-8s in the 2023 fourth quarter (Q4), its latest earnings release reveals; two more were delivered in Q1 2024.
Airlines & Lessors

By Adrian Schofield
The carrier expects to confirm deals by the third quarter as order activity in Asia heats up.
Airlines & Lessors

By Sean Broderick
Stephanie Pope's first order of business will be to deliver a reasonable plan to address the FAA's audit and expert panel report findings. Deadline: late May.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Kurt Hofmann
Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary says his airline needs the Boeing 737-10 to upgauge aircraft size at airports where growth is limited..
Airlines & Lessors

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

Readers write about the F-35 cooling system, the Boeing 737-9 door plug accident, an out-of-date photo, and U.S. Army and Air Force acquisition teams.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

By Adrian Schofield
CEO Izham Ismail described 2024 as “a year of [enhancing] credibility” for MAG as it looks to prove its 2023 profit was not just a one-off.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
Allegiant Air has climbed back up from a 2022 position it describes as “the bottom of the industry, operationally” and sees a clear direction for improvements.
Airlines & Lessors

By Sean Broderick
The Biden administration is pitching higher taxes on business aviation fuel.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Helen Massy-Beresford
The airline has a 50-aircraft order in place with Boeing with deliveries set to begin next year and is considering the 737-10 for its 30 options.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
LATAM Airlines Group is eying expansion in fleet beyond its current order book following a solid 2023.
Airlines & Lessors