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737 MAX

Boeing Chief Pens Open Letter

Dennis Muilenburg, the chairman, president and chief executive of The Boeing Company has published an open letter “to airlines, passengers and the aviation community” as the firm seeks to reinforce the aerospace giant’s commitment to safety. The message comes as

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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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Boeing Delivers 2000th Aircraft to China

Boeing is celebrating a major milestone as it hands over its 2000th commercial jet to a Chinese operator. Delivery of a 737 MAX 8, B-1136 (c/n 43831), for Xiamen Airlines marked the achievement, complementing the carrier’s seven existing examples. The

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Caribbean Airlines Go MAX

Caribbean Airlines has signed a deal with Boeing to replace its current 737-800 fleet with the 12 737 MAX 8 aircraft “over the coming years”. The flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago has operated previous generation 737s since 2007 and currently

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Norwegian Goes MAX at Gatwick

Norwegian is set to introduce its newest single-aisle aircraft at Gatwick airport this summer on selected short-haul flights within Europe. The carrier became the European launch customer for the 189-seat Boeing 737 MAX in June 2017 and currently has eight

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Farnborough Report – Day 1

The 2018 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow got off to a scorching start both literally and metaphorically as aerospace manufacturers from around the globe went to battle under the sun-drenched Hampshire airfield. As temperatures soared, so too did the

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American opts for Boeing over Airbus

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 Airbus A350s, instead placing an order for 47 additional Boeing 787s, valued at $12bn.  The new Dreamliners, 22 -8s and 25 -9s powered by General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines, are scheduled to begin

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Jet Airways Expands MAX Commitment

Indian international carrier Jet Airways has concluded a deal to purchase a further 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The deal, which is valued at $8.7bn, adds to the 75 MAXs – later adjusted to 54 jets – ordered at the

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Mexican MAX

Aeromexico has taken delivery of the first of up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX jets it has on order.  The maiden example, XA-MAG (c/n 43704), was ferried from the manufacturer’s Boeing Field facility to Mexico City on February 23. “We

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