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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FAA grounds all 737 MAX in the US

FAA grounds all 737 MAX in the US

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in United States airspace as of immediate effect. The move follows an emergency order issued by President Donald Trump to ground the aircraft following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday, which killed all 157 people on board. The disaster was the second in five months to involve Boeing’s latest generation 737 aircraft. The FAA had previously held…

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Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes killing all 157 on board

Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes killing all 157 on board

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi, Kenya. The crash happened at 08:44 local time, six minutes after Boeing’s latest generation narrowbody aircraft took off. Another 737 Max-8 was involved in a crash just five months earlier, when Lion Air Flight 610…

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SAS to place order for 50 additional A320neos

SAS to place order for 50 additional A320neos

Scandinavia’s SAS Group has announced plans to order 50 more Airbus A320neos to replace its Boeing 737s and older A320 aircraft. The airline will order 35 A320neos directly from Airbus and source an additional 15 through leasing companies, it announced Tuesday. The first 15 aircraft will be delivered over 2019-21, with the remaining orders to be delivered by 2023. SAS had previously indicated that the A320neo was the prime candidate for further fleet expansion, and…

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