Southwest briefly grounds 128 Boeing 737s for inspections

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737

Southwest Airlines voluntarily grounded 128 Boeing 737 jets Tuesday night after admitting it missed a series of mandatory inspections on the planes. But the grounding was short-lived after federal officials agreed to let Southwest continue to fly the planes as long as they receive the required check in the next five days. Still, the move […]

Transavia orders 17 Boeing 737-800s plus three options

Transavia Boeing 737-800

Transavia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Air France KLM Group, has ordered 17 Next-Generation 737-800s, with three options. The order, valued at $1.6 billion at current list prices, was previously booked and attributed to an unidentified customer. The order will significantly support the growth of Transavia’s operations from France and the Netherlands. The airline […]

Japan’s Skymark to stop flying Airbus A330 in favor of Boeing-only fleet

skymark 737 800

Skymark Airlines said it will stop flying Airbus A330 jets in favour of a single-model fleet of Boeing Co 737 aircraft to cut costs after the discount carrier filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday. “We will stop using the A330s from February,” Skymark’s chairman, Takashi Ide, told reporters at a news conference in […]

Boeing executive sees strong demand for 737 MAX, confident on 777

Demand for fuel-efficient narrowbody jetliners like the Boeing 737 MAX remains “very strong” despite the recent oil price slump, the planemaker’s top salesman said on Wednesday. Although lower oil prices might make some airlines hesitate about upgrading their fleets, the overall boost to the economy from cheaper energy is sustaining new jet demand, he said. […]

Boeing Revisits Past In Hunt For 737 / 757 Replacements

United Airlines Boeing 757

For years, Boeing wrestled with how to replace a best–selling single-aisle product with an all-new design in one size s-ector while simultaneously protecting the longer-range, middle-of-the-market (MOM) from the predatory ambitions of Airbus. Although this may sound like the 737 and 757 replacements conundrum faced by Boeing today, it is, in fact, the scenario that […]