Business Jun 14, 2019

Southwest joins American in extending Boeing 737 Max cancellations

Southwest Airlines Co. pulled the Boeing Co. 737 Max from its schedule for an additional month, citing uncertainty over when regulators will allow the jet to resume service. Southwest, the narrow-body aircraft's largest operator, will cancel about 100 daily flights as the Max is removed ...

American Airlines cancels 737 Max flights through Sept. 3

Business Jun 10, 2019

American Airlines cancels 737 Max flights through Sept. 3

American Airlines has canceled all scheduled flights with Boeing 737 Max jets through Sept. 3, extending the grounding of its fleet after two crashes involving the same aircraft model killed 346 people. The airline had previously canceled all 737 Max flights through August 19 as ...

Japan ends search for F-35A and plans resumption of flights soon

National Jun 4, 2019

Japan ends search for F-35A and plans resumption of flights soon

The government has stopped searching for an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A that crashed into the Pacific Ocean some two months ago, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday. The remaining 12 F-35As, deployed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture, have been grounded since the accident, ...

Boeing 737s undergo review for wing parts prone to cracking

Business Jun 4, 2019

Boeing 737s undergo review for wing parts prone to cracking

Airlines have begun inspecting 312 of Boeing Co.'s 737 family of aircraft, including some of the grounded 737 Max, because they have wing components that are prone to cracking. The parts must be replaced within 10 days, U.S. regulators said. Boeing informed the Federal Aviation ...

Airlines downgrade 2019 forecast amid trade spats and fuel hike

Business Jun 3, 2019

Airlines downgrade 2019 forecast amid trade spats and fuel hike

The International Air Transport Association is lowering its 2019 profit forecast for the airline industry amid rising fuel prices and weakening world trade. The Montreal-based IATA said airlines are expected to earn $28 billion this year, down from the $35.5 billion it had predicted in ...

Some Boeing 737 Max planes may have faulty parts, says FAA

Business Jun 3, 2019

Some Boeing 737 Max planes may have faulty parts, says FAA

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday some Boeing Co 737 Max and NG planes may have parts that were improperly manufactured and that it will require their replacement, the latest issue to hit the plane manufacturer. The FAA said up to 148 leading ...