Boeing 737 Max (Image: The Aviation Media Agency)
Air Safety

FAA completes first phase of 737 Max flight tests

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed three days of flight tests to begin the re-certification process of the Boeing 737 Max. The successful completion of this phase paves the way for possible recertification by the FAA for the type within weeks. In a statement, the FAA said: “During three [read more]

TUI 737 Max 8 G-TUMA at Manchester Airport
Civil Aviation

TUI & Boeing reach deal on 737 Max Groundings

Travel giant TUI, which includes TUI UK, has reached a “comprehensive” compensation deal with Boeing over the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. While the details of the deal are confidential TUI says that is made up of a significant amount of financial compensation as well as credits against [read more]

LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

GE Finance cancels dozens of Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

The aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric (GE) has cancelled an order for 69 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Irish-American GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has been re-evaluating its order book as global aircraft demand drops off with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although not mentioned directly as a reason [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: The Aviation Media Agency)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Boeing 737 Max Return to Flight Delayed Again

Boeing has said that the return to flight of the Boeing 737 Max will now not happen before July 2020 leaving airlines without the type for the second summer season. The 737 Max was grounded last year following two fatal crashes and has been undergoing changes to its flight control [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: The Aviation Media Agency)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Boeing to suspend 737 Max production

US Airframer Boeing has said it will suspend production of its 737 Max aircraft next month. Boeing had continued with the production of the model which has been grounded for the last 9 months following two fatal crashes of the type linked to a flaw in the flight control software. [read more]