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737 MAX Not Expected To Fly Again ’til Mid 2020

Boeing yesterday released a statement advising customers and suppliers they did not expect to see the 737 Max return to service until mid 2020, although the company emphasised this was an estimate with the FAA and other global regulators determining the exact date. The full statement read: ‘As we have emphasized, the FAA and other […]

Southwest Deadly Engine Failures Bring FAA Under Scrutiny

Southwest Airlines is still feeling the consequences of the deadly engine failure on April 17, 2018. In addition to lawsuits by eight passengers of the flight and one passenger’s husband, United States authority body has announced launching an investigation into the supervision of the carrier. The investigation references a similar incident with engine fan blade […]

Alaska Airlines & Virgin America gain single operating certificate

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a single operating certificate for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. A year after Alaska acquired Virgin America, the certification now allows the two airlines to operate as a single carrier, thus putting the latter carrier a step closer to cease existing. “This is a big moment for […]

FAA proposes $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that […]