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US – UK Airlines Make Joint Call To End Restrictions

US – UK Airlines Make Joint Call To End Restrictions

The CEOs of five major airlines flying between the US and the UK jointly called for their governments to end travel restrictions between them. In an unusual move, the heads of American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways,...
Lessor SMBC Orders More 737 MAX Single-aisles

Lessor SMBC Orders More 737 MAX Single-aisles

An order for 14 more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft comes from SMBC Aviation Capital, a lessor that already has substantial orders for the jet. In many industries, it often pays to zig when everyone else is zagging. In aviation, we see airlines like Southwest, Ryanair or...
Aeroméxico – Boeing 737 MAX and Dreamliner Purchases

Aeroméxico – Boeing 737 MAX and Dreamliner Purchases

Aeroméxico confirmed the purchase of 28 aircraft from Boeing, as they are trying to emerge from Chapter 11 restructuring in the US. Aeroméxico has had a hard time in the pandemic. The Mexican carrier is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam alliance, and the...
INCIDENT – TUI 737 Flies 1244kg Heavier Than Planned!

INCIDENT – TUI 737 Flies 1244kg Heavier Than Planned!

In this incident, a TUI Airways 737 flew from Birmingham in the UK to Palma Mallorca in Spain, being 1,244kg (2,743lbs) heavier than calculated. How can such a mistake happen? The flight happened last summer, on the 21st of July 2020, and an AAIB investigation...
777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

Boeing’s continuing delays in the 777X programme mean that Emirates will have to keep its A380 fleet around for longer. But is this a problem? Emirates is the biggest user of the Airbus A380. The airline has 117 of the aircraft in its fleet, with more due for...