Renaming 737 MAX off the table for Southwest

Renaming 737 MAX off the table for Southwest

Southwest Airlines will not be renaming the 737 MAX once the type returns to service, the airline has announced. The announcement comes as the Dallas-based airline recently extended cancellations of MAX-operated flights until at least 5 January 2020, amid uncertainty over when the Boeing aircraft will be allowed to fly again. Some airlines — most notably Ryanair — have opted to rebrand their MAX aircraft in an effort to distance themselves from the negative reputation…

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Boeing announces $3bn losses amid 737 MAX crisis

Boeing announces $3bn losses amid 737 MAX crisis

Yesterday, Boeing posted the largest loss in its history, with the American manufacturer losing an adjusted $3.7bn (£2.96bn) in the second quarter ending June. The loss comes as the 737 MAX approaches its fifth month of worldwide grounding, following two crashes which killed hundreds of people, the cause of both being attributed to the MAX’s MCAS anti-stalling software. The earnings call highlighted the impact to Boeing of the MAX grounding, as the company reported losses…

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American Airlines extends cancellation of 737 MAX until November

American Airlines extends cancellation of 737 MAX until November

American Airlines has, for the fourth time, decided to extend cancellations on flights operating the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline announced on Sunday that about 115 flights would be affected daily into early November as groundings of the Boeing jet continue across the US. American Airlines is currently the second-largest MAX operator in the United States and had planned to reintroduce the aircraft into its schedule in early September, though that has now been extended…

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