Turkish Airlines is the latest carrier to adjust its 737 MAX order book, and the news is not good for Boeing. The carrier’s restructured order includes cancelations, conversion to options, and deferral of future deliveries for the single-aisle aircraft.
Even as Boeing suggests the testing for its updated 737 MAX software is progressing well its airline customers are scrubbing the type from their schedules. Southwest is the latest to make a move, planning to be without the type for months to come.
No one knows how much longer the 737 MAX will remain grounded. And, perhaps more worrisome, multiple regulators are skeptical that the FAA can be trusted to approve its return to service.
It took a review of additional data but Transport Canada now joins the global collection of aviation regulators that grounded the Boeing 737 MAX. That additional data came from satellite-based aircraft tracking provider Aireon, and Transport Canada is not the only regulator with the details.
Has the world’s aviation community lost faith in the FAA? Country by country and airline by airline the past 48 hours have seen an unprecedented response to Sunday’s crash of Ethiopian Airlines ET302.
The Boeing 737 MAX suffered its second catastrophic accident in five months this morning. The type is now grounded in two countries as a result.
Even LCC passengers need power on board. TUI is meeting that need with Astronics’ new UltraLite USB outlets, installed as part of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 deliveries. All sorts of good PaxEx news in this deal…
Icelandair is the latest carrier to join the 737 MAX family. The carrier took delivery of its first MAX8 today and will press it into service just a few weeks hence. That may hamstring the inflight connectivity experience for passengers, unfortunately.