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NEWS Jun 11, 2024 El Al To Purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft + Parts in $2-2.5 Billion Deal Israeli flag carrier El Al has announced that it will be entering discussions with Boeing to purchase around 30 737 MAX aircraft. The announcement comes after months of deliberation by El Al as to what aerospace company to purchase aircraft from (Boeing or Airbus). Read More →
ROUTES Apr 09, 2024 United's Island Hopper Adventure: 7 Pacific Islands in 15 Hours on a Boeing 737 When it comes to serving remote communities, airlines are sometimes the only means to provide vital resources to these places. One such example is the "Island Hopper", a service by United Airlines from Honolulu (HNL) to Guam (GUM) that stops in various Pacific islands. Read More →
STORIES Apr 02, 2024 Remembering Hooters Air: The Restaurant's Attempt to Launch an Airline Hooters Air was a short-lived brand experiment by the US-based restaurant chain that ultimately failed. However, it did intrigue the public enough for many to try it. Read More →
STORIES Mar 20, 2024 Boeing's Blame Game: A History of Shifting Responsibility After Crashes Boeing has been experiencing high pressure and complications due to accidents and a lack of safety culture. Boeing CEO David Calhoun appeared in an interview with the New York Times in 2020. When asked to accept the blame for the fatal 737 MAX crashes, he avoided answering the question by stating whether U.S. pilots could have avoided them. Read More →
NEWS Mar 14, 2024 Bubble Wrap Cited as United Boeing 737 Engine Fire Cause On Monday, United Airlines Flight 1118 from IAH to RSW had an engine fire. This caused the left engine to catch up in flames and land back in Houston shortly after takeoff. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 10, 2024 Five Years Later: How Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Highlighted the Boeing 737 MAX's Issues Five years have elapsed since the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. This was the second fatal incident within five months involving a 737 MAX. Shortly after Flight 302's demise, a two-year-long worldwide 737 MAX grounding went into effect. Such an extensive grounding highlighted various issues about the MAX and was dedicated to improving the aircraft's control systems before it returned to service. Read More →
NEWS Mar 09, 2024 U.S. Department of Justice Opens Criminal Investigation into Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Incident The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a criminal investigation into the incident involving an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The DOJ announced this investigation on March 9, over two months after the incident occurred. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 NTSB Investigating Stuck Rudder From Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft in Newark A United Airlines Boeing 737 MAX recently experienced "stuck" rudder pedals shortly after landing, prompting the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate the incident. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 United Airlines Plane Veers Off Runway upon Landing in Houston United Airlines has suffered the fourth major technical incident in one week when on March 8, a United 737 MAX 8 has suffered a landing gear failure and runway excursion on landing in Houston (IAH). No passengers or crew were injured in the incident. Read More →
NEWS Mar 07, 2024 Engine Burst Into Flames on United Airlines Flight Shortly After Takeoff From Houston On March 4, a United Airlines Boeing 737-900 was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after its takeoff from Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) due to the left engine bursting into flames. A passenger videotaped the incident, showcasing the bright sparks it shot out near the windows. Read More →