Articles tagged “boeing 737 max”

Airlines Canceled 355 Orders for Boeing 737 Max Jets in First 6 Months of Year

Airlines Canceled 355 Orders for Boeing 737 Max Jets in First 6 Months of Year

Eric M. Johnson and Ankit Ajmera, Reuters

Yes, the Max has had some design challenges. But that's probably not the reason for most of these cancelations. Airlines don't need more planes right now. They're looking to get out of commitments, any way they can.

3 months ago

Norwegian Air Cancels 97 Boeing Jet Orders and Demands Compensation

Norwegian Air Cancels 97 Boeing Jet Orders and Demands Compensation

Gwladys Fouche and Terje Solsvik, Reuters

No doubt Norwegian Air took a hit last year when times were good and Rolls-Royce and Boeing messed up on quality control. But with Covid-19, conditions in 2020 would be bad, no matter what. Norwegian can't blame Boeing or Rolls-Royce for what's happening now.

4 months ago

Boeing Begins Certification Flights For 737 Max

Boeing Begins Certification Flights For 737 Max

Eric M. Johnson and David Shepardson, Reuters

The last thing any airline needs right now is more aircraft. But the Boeing Max certification process marches on.

4 months ago

Boeing Confirms 2 New Software Updates to 737 Max

Boeing Confirms 2 New Software Updates to 737 Max

David Shepardson, Reuters

It was the biggest story in aviation before the pandemic, but the arduous process of getting the Boeing 737 Max back in the skies is still ongoing.

7 months ago

Boeing Uncovers New Issue With Grounded 737 Max Jet

Boeing Uncovers New Issue With Grounded 737 Max Jet

David Koenig, Associated Press

Although Boeing doesn't seem to think this will change the time frame for the 737 Max's return, all those airlines banking on it flying again this summer must surely be worried.

8 months ago

What 2019 Taught Us About the U.S. Airline Industry

What 2019 Taught Us About the U.S. Airline Industry

Jay Shabat, Skift

No other country or region has an airline industry as strong as that of the U.S. What's the secret? Have U.S. airlines cracked the perennially difficult code to airline profitability, and will it last? Skift Airline Weekly dove deep and zeroed in on trends that explain the U.S. airlines' success.

8 months ago

TUI Bets Big on Taking Thomas Cook Market Share

TUI Bets Big on Taking Thomas Cook Market Share

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI CEO Fritz Joussen sounded much more upbeat than he did last December. While the Max grounding continues to cause problems for the company, holiday bookings for summer 2020 have grown. For now, it thinks it has the edge on its remaining competitors.

8 months ago

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest is concerned it is losing market share because of the Max grounding. That is likely true. But the Max is also forcing the airline to be more efficient about where it flies and when. That's probably helping boost unit revenue.

9 months ago

American Suggests 737 Max Return Pushed Further to Second Half

American Suggests 737 Max Return Pushed Further to Second Half

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

American Airlines suggests that it's not planning for the Boeing 737 Max to return to flying until the late summer or fall. But the airline is still positive this year will be better than last. That shouldn't be too hard.

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

United Powers Through the 737 Max Waiting Game With Strong Earnings

United Powers Through the 737 Max Waiting Game With Strong Earnings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As United waits for its Boeing 737 Max aircraft to eventually enter service, so, too, is its growth plan on hold following a solid fourth quarter. The good news is that its competitors are facing the same issue.

9 months 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.

9 months ago