What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty. Credit Credit Photo illustration by Matt Dorfman Supported by ByWilliam Langewiesche Sept. 18, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET On Oct., 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the latest version of the Boeing 737, a gleaming new 737 Max that was delivered merely three months before. The captain was a 31-year-old Indian named Bhavye Suneja, who did his initial flight training at a small and now-defunct school in San Carlos, Calif., and opted for an entry-level job with Lion Air in 2011. Lion Air is an aggressive airline that dominates the rapidly expanding Indonesian market in … [Read more...] about What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
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Aug 14, 11:09 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levine-Weinberg 08/14/19 AT 10:49 PM Airlines that were near the beginning of the line to receive Boeing (NYSE:BA) 737 MAX jets have been feeling a lot of pain this year. The troubled model has been grounded worldwide since mid-March, forcing 737 MAX operators to cancel dozens or even hundreds of flights a day. And while Boeing hopes to get its most important product back in the sky within the next few months, there's still no clear timeline for a return to service.Nevertheless, management at Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) isn't worried about any ill effects from the Boeing 737 MAX grounding. In fact, there's growing evidence that the company could be planning to double down on the 737 MAX once the grounding is lifted.Alaska Airlines dodged a bulletAs recently as mid-2016, Alaska Airlines planned to add the 737 MAX to its … [Read more...] about Alaska Airlines Isn’t Worried About The Boeing 737 MAX
Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week’s Paris Air Show.That show and its alternating-years companion, the Farnborough International Airshow near London, are usually upbeat celebrations of the latest and greatest in aviation technology. In recent boom years, they have become a stage for huge aircraft orders.This year, however, the mood could be different.The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded worldwide for three months after new flight software played a role in two deadly plane crashes. There is no clear date for when it might fly again. There are other troubling signs for the industry. After several years of surging growth, passenger traffic in March grew at the weakest rate in nine years, although April was slightly better. The chief of the International Air Transport Association, a global airline trade group, blamed a slowing global economy and damage from tariffs and trade fights.Air … [Read more...] about Grounding of Boeing 737 Max hovers over big air show in Paris
Alexandra Ma, provided by Published 7:47 am CDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters China signed an order for 300 Airbus planes on Monday. The deal with the European plane-maker is worth about €30 billion ($34 billion), French government officials told Reuters. China's aviation authority has suspended airworthiness certificates for the 737 Max 8, which is made by Boeing, an Airbus rival. The drop in confidence in the Boeing jet came after two of them crashed, killing everyone on board, within five months of each other. China signed a multibillion-dollar deal with Airbus on Monday, one day before its aviation authority said it had suspended airworthiness certificates for Boeing's 737 Max 8, the model involved in two deadly crashes in the past five months. The order, placed by China's state buying agency, China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, includes 290 aircraft in the A320 family and 10 A350 wide-body jets, Airbus said in a statement. It's … [Read more...] about China signs $34 billion order for 300 Airbus planes as country suspends licenses for Boeing 737 Max aircraft after deadly crashes (BA, AIRBUS)
Last Thursday, Delta Air Lines debuted it’s all-new Airbus A220 jetliner on flights from New York to Boston and Dallas. The A220 began life as the Bombardier C Series but was rebranded after Airbus took over the program. We flew in the plane’s economy cabin during the launch flight. Now, we are going back to experience the Delta Airbus A220’s first class cabin. Last Thursday, Delta Air Lines debuted it’s all-new Airbus A220 jetliner on flights from New York to Boston and Dallas. It was the long-awaited US debuted for the Canadian airliner. The airline originally planned to introduce its A220 fleet at the end of January but was forced to delay the inaugural flight due to the lack of working federal regulators during the government shutdown. The A220 is a next-generation 100 to 150-seat carbon-composite airliner. The plane entered service with SWISS and Air Baltic in 2016. Delta is the first in the Americas to operate the plane on commercial flights. Unlike … [Read more...] about We flew in first class on the Delta Airbus jet that Boeing tried to keep out of the US. Here’s what it was like.