Articles tagged “Boeing 737”

Boeing Confronts More Reputational Issues After Iran Crash

Boeing Confronts More Reputational Issues After Iran Crash

David Koenig, Associated Press

As this story states, it is much too early to know what happened Wednesday in Iran. Let's not rush to conclusions about what this may or may not mean for Boeing until we know more.

7 months ago

Southwest Will Look at Buying Jets Other Than Boeing 737s After 48-Year Run

Southwest Will Look at Buying Jets Other Than Boeing 737s After 48-Year Run

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest Airlines always is hesitant to mess with its secret sauce. But it's a gigantic airline, and it might benefit from operating more than one aircraft type.

9 months ago

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

Anita Sharpe, Bloomberg

Let's be honest. Many travelers leave their cell phones in transmit mode during flight, either because they want to use it at low altitudes or because they forgot. Most people don't think it's such a big deal. Is it possible they're wrong?

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Airfares Surge in India Following Boeing 737 Max Ban

Airfares Surge in India Following Boeing 737 Max Ban

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

SpiceJet is hurting the most, after investing heavily in the aircraft. What will this mean for India's rapidly growing airline industry?

1 year ago

Boeing Faces a Severe Slowdown in Jetliner Deliveries

Boeing Faces a Severe Slowdown in Jetliner Deliveries

Julie Johnsson and Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg

Deliveries of Boeing's popular 737 narrowbody faltered in July as the airplane manufacturer had difficulty sourcing parts from its suppliers. The simmering trade war may make such delays worse, but for now, the problem is just surprisingly high demand.

2 years ago

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing and Airbus are producing more of their popular narrow-body jets than ever. Unfortunately, some suppliers can't keep up, and that's causing delays.

2 years ago

How Strong Are Airplane Windows?

How Strong Are Airplane Windows?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is Southwest having what might best be described as a United problem? The airline faced one major incident a couple of weeks ago, and now passengers are paying much more attention to what ordinarily would be minor events.

2 years ago

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Brian Sumers, Skift

Building a coach airline seat is not like creating home furniture. Building stuff for aircraft is remarkably complicated. We got an inside look recently at the production center for an aircraft seat maker. Here's some of what we learned.

3 years ago

Boeing Shares Reach All-Time High as Airlines Embrace 787 Dreamliners

Boeing Shares Reach All-Time High as Airlines Embrace 787 Dreamliners

Julie Johnsson , Bloomberg

For a long time, Boeing's 787 was not exactly a cash cow, mostly because it cost so much money to develop. It's nice to see the new airplane finally starting to pay off for the manufacturer.

4 years ago

New United Airlines CFO Mulls Changing More Aircraft Orders

New United Airlines CFO Mulls Changing More Aircraft Orders

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Remember all those aircraft orders United placed over the past few years? Well, United has new leadership now, and the new team is reevaluating many of the deals. The one major exception? The Boeing 777-300ER. They will start arriving next year, on schedule.

4 years ago