All 737 Max grounding articles – Page 2

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    How and why Boeing re-engined the 737 to create the Max


    Circumstances preceding Boeing’s 2011 launch of the 737 Max programme share similarities with the situation the company now finds itself in.

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    Max crisis and pandemic wipe nearly 1,250 737s from Boeing’s backlog since January 2020


    Since the start of 2020, cancellations and accounting adjustments pushed Boeing’s 737 Max backlog down by some 1,250 aircraft, erasing 28% of the 737 orders Boeing held in January 2020.

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    Why the Max grounding challenged principle of mutual recognition


    When the Boeing 737 Max was barred from the airspace of several countries by national authorities, a question arose as to whether this amounted to breaching a fundamental principle of ICAO – that of mutual recognition of airworthiness certification. National authorities have the right to act against aircraft on their ...

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    Two years on: How the 737 Max grounding changed Boeing and the industry


    Two years since its global grounding, airlines are now steadily returning their Boeing 737 Max aircraft to commercial operations following the FAA’s regulatory green light late last year. But during a tumultuous period for the industry as a whole, the impact for the manufacturer, its customers and regulators has stretched far beyond simply returning the type to service.

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    Icelandair returns Boeing 737 Max to revenue service


    Following the lifting of the 737 Max’s grounding, Icelandair has resumed commercial flights using the Boeing narrowbody after a nearly two-year break.

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    China's CAAC yet to approve test flights for 737 Max return-to-service


    China’s civil aviation regulator is discussing with Boeing a restoration plan for 737 Max services, but is yet to be satisfied to the extent necessary to advance the type’s return to operation. The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s deputy director, Dong Zhiyi, disclosed the state of progress during a State ...

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    Australia first in Asia-Pacific to lift 737 Max grounding


    Australia has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific to lift a ban on Boeing 737 Max flights to and from the country. 

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    Flydubai works on restoring Max flights after UAE approval


    Flydubai is to start the process of returning its Boeing 737 Max aircraft to service after the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) cleared the type for operations again.

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    Optimistic Icelandair sees spring return for 737 Max


    Icelandair Group is optimistic that it will be able to start ramping-up its network in the second quarter of this year, and intends to return its Boeing 737 Max fleet to service in spring. The company has six 737 Max jets which have been grounded for nearly two years. But ...

  • Ryanair 737-8200 title-c-Boeing

    Ryanair summer fleet plans rest on 737-8200 certification


    Ryanair is hoping that, following restoration of the Boeing 737 Max in Europe, certification of the specific high-density 737-8200 variant will shortly follow, allowing it to build a fleet of the jets ahead of summer. The US FAA’s flight standardisation board conducted an analysis of changes introduced for the -8200 ...

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    UK regulator clears 737 Max for flight


    UK regulators have, as expected, approved the Boeing 737 Max for return to service, publishing a separate airworthiness directive to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. This separate publication follows the UK’s exit from EASA membership as it completed its withdrawal from the European Union on 1 January. But the ...

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    Boeing 737-10 processes to undergo revision after EASA’s Max scrutiny


    One crucial consequence of the Boeing 737 Max scrutiny is that development and certification work for the 737-10 will differ substantially from that of the earlier Max variants. Extensive analysis by the US FAA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency following the Max grounding two years ago has led not ...

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    EASA yet to approve 737 Max for certain precision approaches


    Operators of the Boeing 737 Max in Europe will be prohibited from conducting certain precision approaches until regulators are satisfied that the aircraft can maintain the necessary performance under specific failure conditions. While the European Union Aviation Safety Agency has cleared the 737 Max to return to service, it has ...

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    EASA formally clears 737 Max to resume operations


    Europe’s air safety authority has formally cleared the Boeing 737 Max to return to service with the publishing of a finalised airworthiness directive. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the document on 27 January, following a consultation period which closed on 22 December last year. EASA executive director Patrick ...

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    Airline Business

    How trust strained by the DC-10 fractured with the 737 Max


    As the domino-chain grounding of the Boeing 737 Max and its gradual patchwork rehabilitation have revealed, unanimous agreement that air safety is paramount does not necessarily translate into a harmonised approach to delivering it. When the European Union Aviation Safety Agency grounded the Max in March 2019, the US FAA ...

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    Canada’s WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service


    Canada’s WestJet returned the Boeing 737 Max to revenue service on 21 January with a flight from Calgary to Vancouver, becoming Canada’s first airline to fly the aircraft commercially following an almost two-year pause.

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    EASA to approve 737 Max return next week


    Europe’s safety regulator will next week approve the return to service of the Boeing 737 Max when it releases its final airworthiness directive (AD) for the troubled twinjet.

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    Canada details Max modifications needed for service return


    Canadian authorities have detailed the modifications required for operators to return Boeing 737 Max jets to service from 20 January.

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    Boeing to pay $2.5bn to settle US government’s 737 Max investigation, avoids prosecution


    Boeing has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle a Department of Justice criminal investigation into circumstances surrounding the certification of the 737 Max.

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    American Airlines’ Boeing 737 Max returns to revenue service


    American Airlines has become the first US carrier to conduct a revenue flight on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the type’s ungrounding last month.