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Southwest Airlines Pilots Union Files Lawsuit Against Boeing, Claiming They’ve Lost Millions Over 737MAX

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Dallas County on Monday alleging that the grounding of the Boeing 737MAX aircraft has cost Southwest Airlines pilots in excess of $100 million.  The pilots union…

Boeing Settles First 737MAX Lawsuits; Paying Out at Least $1.2 Million Per Victim

Boeing has reportedly settled lawsuits brought by 11 families of victims from the 29 October crash of Lion Air flight 610 that killed all 189 passengers and crew onboard.  The payouts are the first agreed between Boeing and lawyers who…

The United Arab Emirates Doesn’t Think the Boeing 737MAX Will Fly Again Until Next Year

The head of the UAE’s civil aviation regulator told reporters on Sunday that he isn’t “optimistic” the troubled Boeing 737MAX will be allowed to fly again until the start of 2020 at the earliest.  The comments from Said Mohammed al-Suwaidi,…

Aircraft Door Blew Off Boeing 777X During Extreme Pressurization Test Watched By FAA Inspectors

Development on Boeing’s latest iteration of the 777, the so-called 777X or 777-9, has been hit with a new problem – during a recent final structural test, an aircraft door blew off as engineers pressurized the aircraft under extreme load…

Flight Attendants Tell Capitol Hill That 737MAX Will Be “Forever Tainted” If Boeing, FAA Fail to Win Trust

Ever since the FAA issued a worldwide safety notice that grounded Boeing’s controversial 737MAX aircraft family, the date on which it might finally be cleared to fly keeps on getting pushed back.  As a recap, the FAA finally took action…

Boeing 737 MAX Hit with New Problem: Manufacturer Say’s Certain Parts Have “Potential Nonconformance”

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has issued an urgent notice to operators of its single-aisle 737 model advising them that there may be a potential problem with a specific part known as the ‘slat tracks’.  The problem is believed to affect both…

Happy 50th Birthday Airbus – Even Rival Boeing is Sending it’s Regards

The pan-European aircraft manufacturer and aerospace giant Airbus is celebrating its 50th birthday and even its biggest rival, Seattle-based Boeing is marking the occasion with a sweet (and just a little cheeky) video as a way of sending its best…

Boeing Fires Back at “Shoddy Production” Accusations Concerning its 787 Dreamliner

The American aerospace giant, Boeing has pushed back against allegations in the New York Times of “shoddy production” of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft at a production facility in Charleston, South Carolina.  Along with its main factory in Everett, near Seattle,…

Chief Executive of Low-Cost Airline Norwegian Throws His Weight Behind Boeing’s 737 MAX Fix

The chief executive of the low-cost airline, Norwegian has said the software patch being developed by Boeing for its 737 MAX aircraft “seems foolproof” after he put the new system to the test in a simulator at a Boeing facility…

New Lawsuit Alleges Lion Air Crash Was Direct Result of Boeing’s “Gross Negligence”

Administrators acting on behalf of the families of four passengers killed in last years Lion Air flight JT610 crash have filed a lawsuit against aerospace giant Boeing in an Illinois district court – the Boeing Company is legally incorporated in…

Study: Garuda Indonesia’s Plan to Ditch Boeing 737 MAX Order Doesn’t Make it a Safer Airline

Garuda Indonesia has become the first airline to publicly mull ditching a multi-billion dollar order for the controversial Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.  The airline placed the huge $4.9 billion order for up to 50 of Boeing’s best-selling 737 MAX 8…

Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Development, Certification of Boeing 737 MAX

According to an anonymous source quoted by AP, the U.S. Justice Department has opened a probe into the development and certification of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.  The investigation will allegedly look into Boeing’s relationship with the Federal Aviation Administration…

BREAKING: At Long Last – The U.S. Finally Grounds the Boeing 737 MAX

The United States has finally decided to ground the Boeing 737 MAX after two fatal crashes in less than six months involving the aircraft model.  The decision was apparently made by President Trump who only yesterday Tweeted that he thought…

Norwegian Says it Wants Compensation From Boeing for 737 MAX Grounding

Well, this could get interesting… The chief executive of the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline has said he expects Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing to pay out compensation for the near worldwide grounding of 737 MAX aircraft.  It follows two fatal…

“This is About Public Confidence in the Safety of Air Travel”: Flight Attendants Plea to Ground 737 MAX

Will the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ground the Boeing 737 MAX at some point today?  The agency is still holding out despite a slew of aviation regulators around the world grounding the controversial passenger aircraft.  Most notably, late this afternoon…

Pressure Mounts On Boeing, FAA Despite Assurances of 737 MAX Air Worthiness

A growing list of countries and individual airlines have decided to ground their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft despite continued assurances from the aircraft manufacturer and the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) that the aircraft remains safe.  The drastic action follows…

Delta Air Lines Breathes New Life Into Proposed Boeing 797 Mid-Sized Concept Plane

The chief executive of Delta Air Lines has told investors at a J.P. Morgan conference that the Atlanta-based airline would be “very interested” in the proposed mid-market concept plane that Boeing is yet to formally commit itself to developing.  Ed…

Saudi Airline Flyadeal Abandons Airbus in Deal with Arch-Rival Boeing

Saudi Arabian airline Flyadeal has today announced a deal worth as much as $5.9 billion USD with American aerospace giant Boeing for up to 50 of its next-generation 737MAX narrowbody aircraft.  The low-cost airline, which is a subsidiary of State-owned…

RUMOUR: Etihad Airways Might Be About to Cancel or Change Dozens of Aircraft Orders

Things just seem to be getting worse by the week for Etihad Airways, with announcements of route closures and onboard cutbacks coming thick and fast.  And now we’ve heard a rumour – reportedly confirmed by four sources familiar with the…

flydubai is Expanding Fast! Announces Order for 225 New Aircraft On Penultimate Day of Dubai Air Show

Yesterday, we reported on predictions from U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing, that airlines across the Arabian Gulf region would need around 3,350 new aircraft within the next 20 years – to both replace older aircraft and fuel future growth.  Well, it…

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