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NEWS Jun 16, 2021 Hundreds of Southwest Airlines Flights Affected by System-Wide Computer Glitch On Tuesday, more than 500 flights were canceled with hundreds of other flights being delayed following "network connectivity" issues. This is the second time in 24 hours that the airline was forced to halt operations. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2021 FAA Grounds Certain 777-200s Following Incident in Denver Following yesterday's incident, where a United Airlines Boeing 777 suffered an engine failure after departure from Honolulu, the FAA declared that all Boeing 777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4070 engines would be grounded until further notice. This would allow for a more thorough investigation in the matter whilst ensuring the safety of passengers on these aircraft. Read More →
NEWS EASA Re-Certifies Boeing 737 MAX The Boeing 737 MAX has been re-certified by the EASA and has been issued the green light to begin operations in Europe. Read More →
NEWS U.S. Panel Bashes FAA and Boeing for Aircraft Design Flaws Tests for the recertification of the 737 MAX 8 have recently begun around the world, and for the first time since the aircraft was grounded over a year ago there was hope that the plane would be flying again soon. Things were looking up for Boeing and it seemed as if the plane would be airworthy soon. That all changed this morning, when a report from the U.S. House panel slammed both Boeing and the FAA for design failures and lack of oversight that resulted in the crash of two aircraft, killing over 300 people and the grounding of over 400 737 MAX 8s. Read More →
NEWS The Return of the MAX 8 Tests for the recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 are starting around the world. How are the tests going and is the aircraft on track to return anytime soon? This is a look into the failed planes progress in its attempt to comeback. Read More →
NEWS El Al Suspends All Flights Until Further Notice The Israeli flag carrier, El Al, has grounded its fleet indefinitely. This has come after the pilot's union announced they would not fly due to the airline's financial troubles. Read More →
NEWS JetSuite Grounds Its Fleet And Furloughs Crew JetSuite has grounded its fleet and furloughed its crew amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More →
NEWS Singapore Airlines to Cut 96% of Capacity Singapore Airlines, one of the main airlines based in Singapore, has announced it will be cutting 96% of its capacity by the end of April 2020. Out of 147 aircraft that Singapore Airlines and Silk Air have, 138 will be grounded. This means that there will be 9 aircraft left in service. Read More →
NEWS Lufthansa Group's Response to Virus Includes Grounding 700 Aircraft Out of its 763 aircraft that fly the skies, the Lufthansa Group is now only flying 63 of them; they decided to ground 700 of their aircraft to lessen the effects of COVID-19. Read More →