TUI 737 Max 8 G-TUMA at Manchester Airport
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EASA sets out requirements as it clears 737 Max

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has clarified its requirements in clearing the Boeing 737 Max to return to European skies. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared the type weeks ago but EASA carried out its own independent review of the aircraft type which was grounded in 2019 following two [read more]

LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
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FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to return to service

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max family to fly once again following its grounding in March 2019. The type was grounded last year following two fatal crashes attributed to the systems designed to compensate for aerodynamic changes and the types larger engines. The so-called ‘Maneuvering Characteristics [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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EASA to begin Boeing 737 Max Tests

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has said it will begin testing the Boeing 737 Max from the 7th September 2020 in a bid to get the aircraft cleared to fly again. The latest variant of the best selling Boeing 737 family has been grounded since March 2019 following [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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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
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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)
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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: Max Thrust Digital)
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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]