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Aviation Capital Group orders 13 Boeing MAX aircraft

Boeing and Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) announced today the airplane lessor has finalized an order for 13 737 MAX jets, increasing the lessor’s order book to 47 737 MAXs.

The new, incremental order includes seven 737-8 and six 737-10 jets as ACG grows its single-aisle options to meet robust customer demand for the fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplane family.

Boeing, Avolon announce order for 40 737 MAX jets

Boeing and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today announced an order for 40 737 MAX airplanes at the Paris Air Show.

Boeing and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today announced an order for 40 737 MAX airplanes at the Paris Air Show. (Image: Boeing)

The 737 MAX will provide Avolon’s customers with greater flexibility across their network, while reducing fuel use and emissions by 20% compared to the airplanes they replace. On average each airplane will save up to 8 million pounds of CO2 annually compared to airplanes it replaces.

United Airlines and Boeing finalize 737 MAX and 787 order, including record purchase for 100 Dreamliners

Image credit: Boeing

Boeing and United Airlines today announced the carrier is investing in its future fleet with an order for 100 787 airplanes, with the option to purchase 100 more.

The deal is the largest 787 Dreamliner order in Boeing history. United is also purchasing 100 737 MAX jets, exercising 44 existing options and placing 56 new orders.

The airline’s current orders for Boeing jets have surpassed 530, including more than 430 737 MAX airplanes.

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Skymark Airlines to become a Boeing 737 MAX operator

Boeing and Skymark Airlines today announced the airline’s plan to add up to 12 737 MAX airplanes as part of its fleet modernization efforts. The carrier intends to order four airplanes including the 737-8 and 737-10 variants with options for two additional jets. Separately, the airline will add six lessor-owned 737-8s to its fleet.

Based in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Skymark Airlines is Japan’s third largest carrier by revenue and currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 29 Next-Generation 737-800s.

The 737 MAX reduces fuel use and carbon emissions by 20% and the noise footprint by 50% compared to the airplanes they replace. The 737 MAX family has the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets and other aerodynamic enhancements to improve performance and reduce operating costs. Nearly 50 airlines globally are currently operating approximately 3,000 daily revenue flights with the 737 MAX. Since late 2020 the in-service 737 MAX fleet has made over one million revenue flights totaling more than 2.5 million flight hours with 99.5% schedule reliability.

This order will be reflected on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website once finalized.

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Will Air India buy grounded Chinese Boeing 737 MAX jets from Boeing?

Air India may consider a purchase of grounded and undelivered Boeing 737 MAX Chinese jets from Boeing according to a report by Bloomberg News.

Boeing is growing tired of the Chinese backlog of undelivered 737 MAX jets that remain grounded.

China has not approved the MAX type to fly again by Chinese airlines.

Air India, now owned by the Tata Group, is looking at a chance of upgrading its aging fleet and the aircraft would probably be offered at a discount.

Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 737 jets in storage at Boeing Field in Seattle.

Documentary about Boeing MAX 737 disaster premieres on Amazon Prime

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP has issued this statement:

The work of NYC-based aviation accident law firm Kreindler & Kreindler is featured in a new documentary released by Amazon Studios. The tragic story of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 Boeing 737 MAX crash is told through the perspective of Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Dominic Gates, the victims’ families and their attorneys with added insight from former Boeing workers turned whistle-blowers.

Amazon Studios released the movie, Flight / Risk, a documentary that follows everyday people thrust into the midst of a global tragedy in the aftermath of two horrific crashes of new Boeing 737 MAX airplanes – tragedies that took place only five months apart. The two similar crashes resulted in the combined loss of 346 people. The story is revealed through several perspectives – Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Dominic Gates, the victims’ families and their attorneys, including Kreindler & Kreindler’s Justin Green, with additional insight from a former Boeing engineer turned whistle-blower.

View movie trailer for Amazon Prime documentary “Flight / Risk”:

A Law Firm Working on Behalf of the Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

The film focuses particularly on the Kreindler law firm’s representation of 34 families who lost loved ones in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash. Kreindler attorney Justin Green is Co-Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) for the victims’ families litigation against Boeing. Green, along with law partners Daniel Rose and Brian Alexanderare each military-trained pilots, bringing a unique perspective to their work on the PEC. Additional Kreindler attorneys appointed to the plaintiffs’ committee are Anthony Tarricone, Megan Benett, and Erin Applebaum. Kreindler attorneys Andrew Maloney, Kevin Mahoney, Vincent Lesch and Marc Moller round out the firm’s legal team working on the case. Kreindler is the largest and most successful plaintiffs’ aviation accident law firm in the world.

The Litigation Between Boeing and the Victims’ Families

In the lawsuit filed against Boeing in 2019, the victims’ families allege that Boeing put the financial interests of its shareholders ahead of the safety of passengers and flight crews. Boeing rushed the design, manufacture and certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, misrepresented to the public, the FAA, and Boeing’s customers that the airplane was safe to fly and Boeing shockingly continued to claim that the aircraft was safe to fly even after the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX. The plaintiffs’ allege that Boeing was eager to get the plane into service quickly, as the company viewed the new aircraft as Boeing’s best weapon in its war for market share with European rival Airbus and their new A320neo airplane.

Lawsuits arising from the crash, yet still unresolved, are scheduled for trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, beginning March 2023 (In re: Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Crash (1:19-cv-02170).

Aviation Capital Group orders 12 Boeing 737-8s

Boeing and Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) today at the Farnborough International Airshow announced the aircraft lessor is growing its 737 MAX portfolio with an order for 12 additional 737-8 jets.


Today’s announcement will see ACG expand its 737 MAX order book to 34 airplanes, building upon an order for nine 737-8s in May 2022. Boeing is seeing strong market demand for the 737 MAX family, with more than 1,000 gross orders across all models since late 2020.

Reuters: Allegiant Air to order 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets

Is Allegiant Air ready to jump from Airbus to Boeing?

From Reuters:

“Allegiant Air is close to ordering 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets worth $5 billion at list prices, people familiar with the matter said, as the low-cost U.S. airline eyes a rebound in tourism.”

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Ethiopian Airlines targets February 1, 2022 for the return of Boeing 737 MAX service

Ethiopian Airlines has issued this statement:

Ethiopian Airlines in the Final Stage to Return the Boeing 737 MAX Fleet to Service with the first flight expected on February 1, 2022.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam (above) said “Safety is our top most priority at Ethiopian Airlines and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take. It is in line with this guiding principle that we are now returning the B737 MAX to service not only after the recertification by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), EASA of Europe, Transport Canada, CAAC, ECAA and other regulatory bodies but also after the return to service by more than 34 airlines around the world. In line with our initially stated commitment to become among the last airlines to return the B737 MAX, we have taken enough time to monitor the design modification work and the more than 20 months of rigorous recertification process and we have ensured that our pilots, engineers, aircraft technicians, cabin crew are confident on the safety of the fleet. The airplane model has accumulated more than 275,000 commercial flights since the resumption of B737 MAX operation a year ago.

Ethiopian Airlines has put in place a rigorous and comprehensive processes to ensure that every plane in the sky is safe. In the next one month, we will update the traveling public on further details and progresses.

We always prioritize customers’ safety and I am confident that our customers will enjoy onboard safety and comfort that we have been known for.”

Norwegian to lease two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Norwegian continues to selectively grow its aircraft fleet, and the company is pleased to announce that it has entered into agreement to lease two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Delivery will begin shortly to enable Norwegian to fulfill the announced Summer 2022 flying program with approximately 270 routes.

The lease term for each aircraft is for nine years. The agreement includes ‘power-by-the-hour’ (PBH) arrangements for both the IATA Winter Seasons 2021/22 and 2022/23, giving Norwegian necessary flexibility to manage capacity through the low season.

Finally, Norwegian has the option, under the agreement, to substitute the subject 737 MAX 8 aircraft for new technology narrow-body aircraft from Airbus. The lessor is well reputed and has a longstanding relationship with Norwegian.