Articles tagged “737 max”

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

David Koenig, Associated Press

Given the pressure the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators are under, we shouldn't expect to see the Max in the sky anytime soon. Making sure the aircraft is totally safe is the priority, not Boeing's share price.

5 days ago

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Associated Press

Many predicted that Boeing would have gotten its act together by now and that 737 Max aircraft would be safe to fly. It's still up in the air exactly when that will be, but there is hope for the busy U.S. summer travel season.

1 week ago

U.S. Regulator Searches for Pilots to Test 737 Max Changes

U.S. Regulator Searches for Pilots to Test 737 Max Changes

David Koenig, Associated Press

Looks like this is another step in the process to get the aircraft flying again. Regulators won't want to rush things as they need to be seen taking a thorough approach.

5 months ago

TUI Profit Takes a Hit From Max Grounding

TUI Profit Takes a Hit From Max Grounding

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Max grounding overshadowed a decent set of results. TUI will be hoping the safety issues are ironed out well in advance of next summer, the period when profits can be the most robust.

6 months ago

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The timing for global hotel chains to expand their presence in China has never been rosier. It's not just the sheer size of the domestic travel market but also the learnings that can be had from a country that has emerged as a technology trailblazer.

6 months ago

How Delta’s Loyalty Offering Is Improving Its Direct Booking Business

How Delta’s Loyalty Offering Is Improving Its Direct Booking Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another strong quarter for Delta. Investing to create more customer loyalty is paying off. What a concept: doing what it takes to keep people keep coming back.

7 months ago

Sabre Will See Revenue Fallout From Jet Airways Collapse and 737 Max Grounding

Sabre Will See Revenue Fallout From Jet Airways Collapse and 737 Max Grounding

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sabre is engaged in a tough but necessary technology transition. Beyond the system outages it has experienced recently, some of the events impacting its financial results, namely the Jet Airways financial collapse and the Boeing 737 Max groundings, are beyond the company's control.

9 months ago

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Maria Jose Valero and Jim Silver, Bloomberg

At a time when Boeing faces intense criticism about its handling of its 737 Max aircraft, problems with Dreamliner manufacturing in South Carolina is most unwelcome news. The company must get to the heart of the production problems there immediately, and fix them.

9 months ago

Boeing Needs More Time to Complete Max Software Upgrade

Boeing Needs More Time to Complete Max Software Upgrade

Julie Johnsson and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Time is money. Airlines will want Boeing to get the upgrade out as soon as possible so they can safely start flying their expensive aircraft again.

10 months ago

TUI Takes $225 Million Hit From Boeing 737 Max Grounding

TUI Takes $225 Million Hit From Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

The Max grounding was always going to have consequences for airlines and travel companies that had a big exposure to the aircraft. TUI, and others, will be hoping the delays don't last too long.

10 months ago

Boeing Safety Certification Under Scrutiny by Congress

Boeing Safety Certification Under Scrutiny by Congress

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since the Ethiopian crash, Boeing has come under increasing examination over the aircraft involved. U.S. lawmakers will want to get to the bottom of what happened during the certification process.

10 months ago

UK Closes Airspace to Boeing’s Latest Jet

UK Closes Airspace to Boeing’s Latest Jet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This is another serious blow for Boeing. We'll have to wait until investigators have analyzed the flight data recorders before we can get a full picture of what happened to Flight 302.

11 months ago