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737 MAX 8

737 MAX Groundings Add Pressure on Boeing and FAA

Both operators and civil aviation authorities have grounded Boeing 737 MAXs following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft on March 10. It is the type’s second hull loss in five months, a Lion Air example having been lost on

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Vietnamese Order Fest

Two of Vietnam’s fastest growing carriers have signed deals for a total of 110 aircraft valued at $15.7bn. The contracts, covering ten 787-9 Dreamliners for Bamboo Airways and 100 737 MAXs for Vietjet Air, were signed during a ceremony in

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Comair Accepts First 737 MAX

Comair received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 on February 26, becoming the type’s maiden operator in sub-Saharan Africa. The aircraft is the first of eight ordered by the South African carrier on March 19, 2014. The airline and its

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Virgin Australia Selects MAX 10

The Virgin Australia Group is converting ten of its commitments for the Boeing 737 MAX into firm orders for the largest member of the family, the 737 MAX 10.  The airline has 40 aircraft on order since signing the original

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Ethiopian Takes First MAX

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of its 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on firm order. The flag carrier’s maiden example, ET-AVM (c/n 62446), departed Seattle on July 1 on its delivery flight to Addis Ababa

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First MAX for SCAT Airlines

Kazakh carrier, SCAT Airlines has taken delivery of the first of six Boeing 737 MAX 8s that will form part of its fleet and services expansion programme. The jet, UP-B3720 (c/n 61737), was handed over at the company’s Seattle Delivery

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Huge Order for CFM International

Transportation Partners (the leasing arm of the Lion Air Group) and CFM International have finalised an order for 380 LEAP-1A engines to power Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft the airline group has on order.  The deal signed in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Record Breaking Boeing

Boeing has been recognised by Guinness World Records following the roll-out of the 10,000th 737 at its Renton final assembly facility. The milestone aircraft, a 737 MAX 8, N8717M (c/n 42571), is destined to join Southwest Airlines. The 737 has

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Icelandair Welcomes First MAX

Boeing handed over the first 737 MAX 8 to Icelandair on March 1.  The jet, TF-ICE (c/n 44353), comes from an order for 16 examples placed in 2013, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9. “The arrival of the

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Spectacular Arrival

LOT Polish Airlines marked the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 with an impressive low flypast down the main runway at Warsaw Chopin Airport. The aircraft, SP LVA (c/n 64067), is the first of six examples of the

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