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Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Post by sn26567 » 19 Jul 2019, 10:18

Suppose the 737 MAX is rebranded as 737 REV or 737 NEW, what will it change? Aviation experts and journalists will make sure people know about the name change, and Joe Public will have the same reluctance to fly that plane. Everyone knows Ryanair ordered 135 MAX aircraft, and MOL may alter the name as he wants (Boeing 737-8200), many people will know.
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Post by sn26567 » 24 Jul 2019, 17:19

Boeing estimates that it will submit its final package for 737MAX re-certification to the FAA and global regulators in the "September timeframe", says Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg.

If 737 MAX service re-entry slips further beyond early 4Q target, the company may consider “a temporary shutdown of MAX production,” said Muilenburg.
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Post by sn26567 » 25 Jul 2019, 22:58

Southwest also removed the B737 MAX 8 from its schedule through 05 January 2020
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Post by sn26567 » 26 Jul 2019, 22:50

American Airlines has extended the operating life of some of its A320, B737 and B757 aircraft on a short-term basis, in light of the B737 MAX grounding and late delivery of the A321neos.

Boeing could face B737 MAX order cancellations from October 2019 as the continued grounding may affect contractual agreements.

FAA distanced itself from suggestions by Boeing that its grounded B737 MAX could resume flying passengers in October 2019, saying regulators do not have a timeline for vetting safety upgrades.

Southwest Airlines now estimates the full year 2019 capacity to be down in the 1-2% range year-on-year due to the B737 MAX grounding.
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Post by Passenger » 27 Jul 2019, 12:28

At this very moment, TUI Airlines (NL) 737 MAX 8 PH-TFO is repositioning from Sofia to Amsterdam:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-tfo
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... o#217466c7

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Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Post by Boeing767copilot » 27 Jul 2019, 13:52

Passenger wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 12:28
At this very moment, TUI Airlines (NL) 737 MAX 8 PH-TFO is repositioning from Sofia to Amsterdam:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-tfo
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... o#217466c7
It seems like she’s flying around Germany airspace

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Post by sn26567 » 27 Jul 2019, 15:10

Boeing767copilot wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 13:52
Passenger wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 12:28
At this very moment, TUI Airlines (NL) 737 MAX 8 PH-TFO is repositioning from Sofia to Amsterdam:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-tfo
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... o#217466c7
It seems like she’s flying around Germany airspace
Indeed! With Belgian airspace also closed for the MAX, it flies a very long way to get home...
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Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

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sn26567 wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 15:10

Indeed! With Belgian airspace also closed for the MAX, it flies a very long way to get home...
E) BOEING 737-8 MAX AND BOEING 737-9 MAX PROHIBITED IN BELGIAN
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As a consequence of the grounding of its 34 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, Southwest Airlines will cease flight operations at Newark Airport.

Southwest Airlines has entered into negotiations with Boeing over compensation of its 34 grounded Boeing 737 MAXs.

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Post by sn26567 » 30 Jul 2019, 21:14

Air Canada is removing B737 MAX flying from its schedule until at least 08 January 2020. Also, the remaining 12 B737 MAX deliveries scheduled for 2019 will now be delivered in 2020.

WestJet has removed the B737 MAX jet from its network schedule through 04 November 2019, as the plane’s grounding drags on longer than carriers previously expected.
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Post by sn26567 » 01 Aug 2019, 10:49

FAA hopes civil aviation authorities around the world will decide at about the same time to allow the B737 MAX to resume flying.

FAA further says an internal risk analysis after the first of two B737 MAX crashes showed the likelihood was high of a similar cockpit emergency within months! But why didn't it act then?

General Electric (a US engine manufacturer and leasing company through GECAS) has disclosed more than US$1 billion in potential costs from Boeing’s grounded B737 MAX.

Insurance company Swiss Re's 1H 2019 net profit fell 5.3%, as claims relating to the Ethiopian Airlines B737 MAX crash and the subsequent grounding of the B737 MAX, plus natural catastrophes took their toll.
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Post by sn26567 » 03 Aug 2019, 16:02

Boeing plans further changes to the software architecture of the B737 MAX flight-control system to address a flaw discovered after a test in June 2019.

IAG is in talks with Boeing to bring forward the first delivery of 200 B737 MAX jets by a year to 2022, and said it was confident that the issues that led to its grounding would be addressed.
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Post by Airbus330lover » 04 Aug 2019, 10:11

very interesting article on la libre (French)
https://www.lalibre.be/economie/entrepr ... 5935392b71

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Post by sn26567 » 06 Aug 2019, 23:02

Boeing is on track to submit its final software update for the grounded B737 MAX to the FAA by September 2019. The manufacturer says it has conducted almost 500 test flights with a new software update to its grounded B737 MAX.
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Post by sn26567 » 07 Aug 2019, 22:12

British Airways chief Alex Cruz says that introduction of the B737 MAX would not contradict efforts by parent IAG to simplify the short-haul fleet. Could he please elaborate?
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Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Post by sn26567 » 12 Aug 2019, 22:10

Air Lease Corp. swapped 15 B737 MAX 8 and 9 orders to the B787-9 due to greater widebody demand for 2020-2022 deliveries than available in its backlog. ALC does not expect any B737 MAX to be received in 2019.
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Post by luchtzak » 13 Aug 2019, 20:41

From Twitter @aeronews

EVERY WEEK, the plane should be scanned for corrosion; every two weeks, electrical systems powered up for two hours. Every 30 days the plane should be moved a third of a wheel’s turn, to prevent the tires from getting flat spots; carpets and seats checked for mildew; and water drained from the sumps of fuel tanks to prevent growth of bacteria or fungi, which can plug fuel filters. Every 90 days, the flaps, rudder and other control services need to be exercised.

Southwest Airlines has taken the #737MAX off its flight schedule till January 5; Air Canada has scrubbed the plane through January 8, 2020. A Southwest spokesman said that once the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declares the model airworthy, the airline expects it will take 120 hours of work on each plane to get them ready to fly again, and 30 to 60 days for the airline’s whole fleet.

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Post by sn26567 » 14 Aug 2019, 10:38

TUI Group is expecting the B737 MAX grounding to result in a €300 million impact on full-year financial results.

For the first time, last month Boeing delivered ZERO commercial 737s.
  • Production of the 737NG is finished.
  • Only the grounded 737 MAX remains.
Source: Dominic Gates, from The Seattle Times

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX has hit Southwest Airlines hard. It had “bet the company on the MAX.” Now the airline is considering making adjustments to fly more narrow-body aircraft types.

Source: Dominic Gates, in The Seattle Times
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Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Post by sn26567 » 15 Aug 2019, 21:31

Cargo Air (Bulgaria) has agreed with Boeing to postpone its order for two B737-800BCFs plus two options for two years until 2023 as B737-800 feedstock prices remain high due to B737 MAX issues. The airline will also delay planned B737-400 P2F conversion until 2020.

Lion Air (Indonesia) “urgently requires” more B737 MAX jets to support its growth strategy once regulators approve the grounded model’s return to service. The contact with Boeing over the 187 jets on order is still being discussed. What about the replacement of the one that crashed?
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Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Post by sn26567 » 17 Aug 2019, 15:13

Sunwing (Canada) announced that all flight services during the coming winter 2019/20 season will now be operated without the B737 MAX 8 — until mid-May 2020. The carrier will evaluate the integration of the MAX, should it return early.
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