Articles tagged “boeing 737 max”

American Air Pilots Group Wants More Training on Aircraft Involved in Lion Crash

American Air Pilots Group Wants More Training on Aircraft Involved in Lion Crash

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

More training usually doesn't hurt, especially when the request is coming from the people that will be flying the planes themselves.

2 months ago

United’s Pilots Union Joins Chorus Concerned by Boeing’s 737 Max Jet

United’s Pilots Union Joins Chorus Concerned by Boeing’s 737 Max Jet

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

To repeat what we've said before, it seems like operators were caught off guard about some advanced functionality on the Boeing 737 Max. This is both odd and unusual.

2 months ago

United Airlines Warns Pilots on Issue That Plagued Fatal Lion Air Flight

United Airlines Warns Pilots on Issue That Plagued Fatal Lion Air Flight

Brian Sumers, Skift

It seems like operators were caught off guard about some advanced functionality on the Boeing 737 Max. This is both odd and unusual.

2 months ago

Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Julie Johnsson, Harry Suhartono and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airline passengers probably should not be worried about flying the Boeing 737 Max, the manufacturer's newest jet. But Boeing and safety regulators have a duty to find out what happened last week and to ensure it does not happen again.

2 months ago

Lion Air Crash Was First for New Boeing Jet Model

3 months ago

Southwest Airlines Will Take Only Boeing’s Newest Model Jets From Now On

Southwest Airlines Will Take Only Boeing’s Newest Model Jets From Now On

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest is growing up. Two decades ago, when it received its first Boeing 737NG, it was a true discount airline, and its aircraft had a barebones look. Southwest's new Boeing 737 Max jets are upscale. The only thing that's missing is first class.

4 months ago

Southwest Tries to Do More With Less Because of a Temporary Aircraft Shortage

Southwest Tries to Do More With Less Because of a Temporary Aircraft Shortage

Brian Sumers, Skift

The conventional wisdom is that airline passengers will do anything to save a buck. That's often true, but not always. Southwest has recently added more flights that depart before 6 a.m. and arrive after 10 p.m., and its load factor has suffered.

10 months ago

Southwest May Order More Boeing Jets with Tax-Savings Windfall

Southwest May Order More Boeing Jets with Tax-Savings Windfall

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Tax cuts are nice, but Southwest needs new airplanes to replace older ones. Given the strong economic climate, Southwest probably would place a big order even if the government had not cut corporate taxes.

10 months ago

Southwest Has Minor On-Time Performance Issues With New Boeing Aircraft

Southwest Has Minor On-Time Performance Issues With New Boeing Aircraft

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

New planes often have teething issues. Southwest's problems with the Boeing 737 Max seem minor, and the airline should sort them out soon.

1 year ago

Boeing Has High Hopes for Profits After Delivering Its First 737 Max

Boeing Has High Hopes for Profits After Delivering Its First 737 Max

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

The Boeing 737 Max doesn't have the snazziest and newest technology like the Boeing 787. But most insiders expect the upgraded aircraft to be a cash-cow for the manufacturer — and that's good for investors, if not passengers.

2 years ago

Norwegian Will Be First to Fly Boeing’s New Aircraft, Not Southwest

Norwegian Will Be First to Fly Boeing’s New Aircraft, Not Southwest

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest Airlines might technically be the launch customer, but Norwegian is going to get a ton of cheap publicity simply by flying the aircraft before anyone else. Isn’t that what being first is all about?

2 years ago