The US Government has finally announced the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the United States of America, making it one of the last countries globally to ground the plane type for the moment.
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In clear contravention of the directions given by the Indian aviation regulator, SpiceJet continued to fly the planes in normal commercial service till much after. Regulator changed the guidance later to accommodate this.
The Grounding of the 737 MAX continues to take place around the globe on the back of the second crash of one such aircraft in Africa. Here is an updated list of all the countries and carriers which have grounded the aircraft.
With yesterday’s crash of another 737 MAX 8, airlines and regulators have started to ground their 737 MAX fleets. China, Ethiopian and Cayman Airways started the trend. Will DGCA and/or SpiceJet follow?
In the coming years, you won’t have to travel in British Airways very old 747 aircraft. British Airways has just signed a large order including 18 firm deliveries and many options of the Boeing 777X aircraft.
SpiceJet’s first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has landed in India. This would be inducted in service shortly and will be used to fly to Hong Kong from November 2018. Here is what to expect inside this plane.
Vistara has now placed a new aircraft order to the tune of 50 narrowbody aircraft (13 buy, 37 lease) and 6 widebody aircraft to expand operations. They’ve ordered aircraft both from Boeing and Airbus for their expansion plans.
Singapore Airlines is launching the Boeing 787-10 aircraft services to Delhi with effect from October 2018. This makes it one of the very few cities where the new 787-10 can be experienced in Asia.
The Boeing Embraer Partnership has finally taken off. The MoU announces a 80:20 Joint Venture between the two aircraft manufacturers, transaction to be completed over the next 18-20 months
The first of the Jet Airways 737 MAX Delivery has concluded at the Boeing delivery centre in Seattle. The airline now plans to fly the plane home for induction into service on July 1, 2018.
Vistara seems to be making a choice to buy Boeing 787s to launch their long-haul international operations, we learn, via Bloomberg!