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737 MAX

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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Boeing Sets New Record

Boeing is in a celebratory mood after delivering more commercial aircraft during 2017 than any other manufacturer. The record total of 763 aircraft means it has beaten its European rival for the sixth consecutive year.  The company says the milestone

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All Change at Utair

Russian carrier Utair has unveiled a new livery as part of a wider rebranding exercise.  Describing the colour scheme as deliberately “clear and concise” to illustrate “simplicity”, the company’s VP passenger airline marketing Alina Scherbinina added: “Passengers are not interested

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Paris Commitment Finalised

Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has finalised its order for 12 Boeing 737 MAXs that was first announced as an MoU at the 2017 Paris Air Show in June. In addition to the MAXs, the lessor has also added

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