Southwest Airlines

Southwest Seeks ETOPS for Hawaii

Southwest Airlines has completed final tests towards gaining extended range twin-engine operational performance (ETOPS) certification. Once the approval is in place, the low-cost carrier will be one step closer to launching its much anticipated services between Hawaii and the US

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Engine Inspections Ordered After Fatality

An Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) has been issued to owners and operators of CFM56-7B engines after a passenger was killed following an engine failure during a flight over the USA.  Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York/LaGuardia to Dallas/Love Field,

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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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Third MAX Variant Revealed

Boeing marked another development milestone in its long history with the roll out of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company’s Renton, Washington facility on February 5. The aircraft, N7021S (c/n 42561), is the third, and smallest member of

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Cuba Here We Come!

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has revealed the six domestic airlines that will launch scheduled flights to Cuba starting this autumn.  The announcement, made on June 10, disclosed that American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines

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Home Market Success

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is seeking to secure further commitments for its Next-Generation 737 models as it continues to sell its remaining slots before switching production to the 737 MAX in late 2019. 

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Southwest hit with Record Fine

DALLAS, TEXAS-BASED Southwest Airlines has been fined $1.6 million by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) after falling foul of federal regulations relating to tarmac delays.

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Last AirTran Flight

US LOW-COST carrier Southwest Airways has completed the last revenue flight of its subsidiary AirTran Airways (with all services now flying under the Southwest banner).

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