All 737 Max grounding articles

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    FAA head Dickson to pilot the 737 Max next week


    The FAA has told US lawmakers that administrator Steve Dickson will pilot the Boeing 737 Max next week ahead of a potential ungrounding of the beleaguered aircraft.

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    UK pilots seek assurance on sensor and trim aspects of 737 Max redesign


    UK cockpit crew representatives are seeking assurances on several aspects of the Boeing 737 Max’s redesign, including scenarios relating to the angle-of-attack sensors and the potential need for two pilots to turn the trim wheel if the jet is out of trim. Pilots union BALPA has formally responded to ...

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    EASA completes 737 Max test flights


    The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft ahead of its possible recertification and return to service later this year.

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    Icelandair cuts back 737 Max order as part of final settlement


    Icelandair Group is cutting four Boeing 737 Max jets from its order commitment and revising deliveries of the remaining six as part of a final settlement with the airframer over Max disruption. The company has detailed the settlement after concluding a series of agreements with creditors and stakeholders essential ...

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    Safran slashes Leap output to just 800 engines this year


    Engine joint venture CFM International will deliver just 800 Leap-series powerplants this year – a further output reduction on previous forecasts, and a figure lower even than 2019’s first-half total.

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    Prolonged 737 Max grounding, pandemic punish SpiceJet earnings


    India’s SpiceJet has incurred more than Rs6.7 billion ($89.6 million) in costs from the year-long global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. Taken together with the impact from the coronavirus outbreak, which has dented passenger travel demand, SpiceJet saw losses widen for the year ended 31 March. The ...

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    US lawmakers request FAA safety culture survey results


    Two US lawmakers have asked the FAA for results of an employee survey about the regulator’s safety culture as part of its investigation into the design, development and certification of the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

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    American pilots review Boeing’s latest Max training draft


    American Airlines’ pilot union is now reviewing Boeing’s latest 737 Max pilot training draft – a document the union describes as vastly more thorough than previous drafts.

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    Avolon strikes another 27 Max from order book


    Aircraft lessor Avolon has cancelled orders for another 27 Boeing 737 Max, striking another blow to Boeing’s backlog as the airframer works to get the Max back in the skies.

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    Boeing takes one step forward and two back on 737 Max rehabilitation journey


    Airframer’s recertification flights are positive, but critical US government report and order cancellations show there is still much to do

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    FAA completes three days of 737 Max flight testing


    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed three days of flight tests on the Boeing 737 Max ahead of a possible recertification in the coming weeks.

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    ​Inspector General slams Boeing for holding back information on 737 Max


    A US government report has found that Boeing purposefully held back information about the automated flight-control system on its re-engineered 737 Max during the aircraft’s certification process, that led to two fatal aircraft crashes that killed 346 people.

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    FAA approves the start of 737 Max certification flights


    The Federal Aviation Administration confirms it has approved the start of Boeing 737 Max certification flights, clearing the way for that phase of the certification process to begin as early as 29 June.

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    FAA chief defends agency as lawmakers decry lack of cooperation with Max inquiry


    Lawmakers lobbed harsh, pointed criticism at the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on 17 June, accusing the agency of stonewalling congressional investigations into the certification of the Boeing 737 Max.

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    Senate bill seeks FAA changes after 737 Max crashes


    The chairman of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has introduced a bill aimed at increasing aircraft safety in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 Max crashes, while the House is drafting a bill expected to seek more aggressive safety regulations.

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    TUI Group to ‘right-size’ airlines as cuts affect 8,000 staff


    Leisure giant TUI Group is aiming to cut or avoid recruiting around 8,000 personnel as it looks to overhaul its global activities in response to the coronavirus crisis. TUI Group says it will “right-size” its airlines and its order book, as well as divest non-profitable businesses. It is ...

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    Why leasing market is shedding 737 Max orders


    Recent cancellations of Boeing 737 Max orders likely reflect unique pricing pressures faced by aircraft lessors and could foretell additional Max cancellations.

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    Gol cancels 34 Boeing 737 Max orders


    Brazil’s low-cost carrier Gol says it has reached an agreement with Boeing on cash compensation for the more-than-year-long 737 Max grounding, and the termination of 34 forward orders for the company.

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    Boeing acknowledges ‘realities’ of market after Avolon cuts Max order


    Lessor Avolon’s cancellation of 75 Boeing 737 Max jets is set to provide a degree of relief to the US airframer as it rejigs the extensive backlog for the re-engined aircraft. But Boeing also acknowledges that the decision is the “right step” to “align with the realities of the ...

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    Lessor Avolon cancels or defers over 100 aircraft


    Lessor Avolon is cutting its delivery commitments over the next four years by over 100 aircraft, through a combination of cancellations and deferrals including the axing of 75 Boeing 737 Max jets. Avolon says the unplaced Max aircraft had been due to arrive over 2020-23. It is also deferring ...