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Alaska Airlines removed B737 MAX 9 flights from its reservation system from 20 November 2020.
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Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker (nicknamed His Excellency) says Boeing should dump its troubled B737 MAX and design a replacement as quickly as possible.
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Boeing has it secured its first B737 MAX order in 2020, while also recording 17 more cancellations as customers continued to ditch orders for the grounded MAX jets. Boeing delivered 13 aircraft in August.

Virgin Australia Holdings is returning a third of its fleet of B737 planes to lessors and financiers as part of a turnaround plan under new owner Bain Capital (US). It has renegotiated financing terms for 56 of the 85 B737s. Virgin Australia is also axing flights to seven domestic destinations – and withdrawing from Tonga – as the airline’s new owner moves to right-size Virgin’s network, rebuild its financial position, and transition to an all-B737 fleet.
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American Airlines mulls B737 MAX deferrals: American Airlines is in negotiations with Boeing over the potential deferral of eighteen B737 MAX8s due in 2021 and 2022, although no firm decisions have so far been made.

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FAA says a training review for the grounded B737 MAX will begin on 14 September 2020 in London.
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Fatal crashes of Boeing’s 737 Max were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses, a congressional report says.

The report, which condemns both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for safety failures, concludes an 18-month investigation based on interviews with two dozen Boeing and agency employees and an estimated 600,000 pages of records.

Two crashes, in Indonesia in October 2018 and in Ethiopia in March 2019, killed 346 people aboard Boeing’s 737 Max and led to the worldwide grounding of the plane.

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sn26567 wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 11:35 Fatal crashes of Boeing’s 737 Max were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses, a congressional report says.

The report, which condemns both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for safety failures, concludes an 18-month investigation based on interviews with two dozen Boeing and agency employees and an estimated 600,000 pages of records.

Two crashes, in Indonesia in October 2018 and in Ethiopia in March 2019, killed 346 people aboard Boeing’s 737 Max and led to the worldwide grounding of the plane.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/busi ... eport.html
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Southwest Airlines will temporarily ground 130 (!) B737-800s after it discovered discrepancies in aircraft weight data.
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NTSB says that proposed safety upgrades in the B737 MAX jet were “positive progress” toward meeting cockpit and systems recommendations it made.

Ryanair could order more B737 MAX jets by 2020-end, according to Davy Research (Ireland). The carrier is in talks with Boeing regarding its MAX 10 variant on order.
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American Airlines will begin B737 MAX training for its pilots in November 2020, a sign that it believes a return to service of the grounded jet is near.
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Oops! A trade union for FAA’s safety engineers who work on certifying new aircraft called Monday for substantial upgrades to the flight crew alerting systems and other changes on Boeing’s 737 MAX before the plane is allowed to return to the air.

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EASA boss says the B737 MAX could receive regulatory approval to resume flying in Europe in November 2020 and enter service by the end of the year.

https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers ... says-easa/

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will fly the 737 Max on September 30, a key symbolic step before the jet’s return to service first in the United States.
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Somon Air (Tajikistan) is mulling the possibility of adding the B737 MAX to its fleet, 15 months after pulling out of a lease deal. Somon Air is eyeing -8s or -9s to either replace some of existing planes or to retain them.
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Today, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson himself piloted the Boeing 737 MAX in Seattle.
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Delta Air Lines is among airlines Boeing has approached to buy dozens of B737 MAX jets built for clients that have since scrapped their orders or gone bust.
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Ryanair is eyeing an order for between 150 and 200 of B737 MAX aircraft by the end of 2020.
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American Airlines has delayed plans to begin scheduling B737 MAX training for its pilots in November 2020, as the grounded jet awaits regulatory approval to return to the skies.

FAA issued a draft report on revised training procedures for the B737 MAX, a key milestone to the plane’s eventual ungrounding.
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Air Canada has recently completed sale/leasebacks for three B737 MAX 8s with Jackson Square Aviation (US) and six MAX 8s with Avolon Aerospace Leasing (Ireland) for total proceeds of US$365 million and long-term lease commitments of $345 million. The nine aircraft were delivered to Air Canada over the past three years.
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Boeing in talks with Alaska Air for a potential new order.
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