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ASL Airlines France adds two Boeing 737-800s

Leased from AerCap April 18, 2019, operated for TUI UK

ASL Airlines (France) (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) has leased a pair of Boeing 737-800s (F-GZTV and F-GZTZ) from AerCap.

This is a new type for the airline.

The pictured F-GZTZ (top) is operating for TUI Airways (UK).

Top Copyright Photo: ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL F-GZTZ (msn 30883) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946508.

ASL Airlines aircraft slide show:

The United Kingdom bans the Boeing 737 MAX from UK airspace

Named "Malaga"

The UK Civil Aviation Authority issued this statement:

A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority said: “Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragic incident in Ethiopia on Sunday.

“The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace.

“The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s safety directive will be in place until further notice.

“We remain in close contact with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and industry regulators globally.”

There are currently five 737 MAX aircraft registered and operational in the United Kingdom (TUI). A sixth is planned to commence operations later this week.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for certifying all Boeing 737 MAX  models and it is the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) that validates this certification across the EU, including the UK.

Boeing 737-8 “MAX” and Boeing 737-9 “MAX” Limitation of Operations due to a Fatal Accident in Ethiopia on March 10, 2019

Description: This SD is made in the interests of safety of operation and to protect the public following the accident of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Model 737-8 “MAX” aircraft on March 10, 2019. External reports are drawing similarities between this accident and Lion Air flight 610 on October 29, 2018 involving the same type of aircraft. Given the similarity of the two accidents, it has been decided that as a precautionary measure that all Boeing 737-8 “MAX” and Boeing 737-9 “MAX” operations in the United Kingdom, whether by UK AOC holders or foreign AOC holders and carriers, should stop until appropriate safeguards are in place.

TUI Airways UK operates its five Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft mainly from Manchester on routes to sun destinations.

TUI Airways UK issued this statement:

“Any customers due to fly home today on a 737 MAX 8 from their holiday will be flown back on another aircraft,” it read.

“Customers due to travel in the coming days will also travel on holiday as planned on other aircraft.”

Top Copyright Photo: TUI Airways (UK) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 G-TUMF (msn 44599) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 945812.

TUI Airways aircraft slide show:



TUI Airways UK puts its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 into service

TUI Airways UK on Sunday, December 2, inaugurated Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 service with G-TUMA. Flight BY 2742 was operated between Manchester (MAN) and Malaga, Spain (AGP).

The airline announced on social media:

Say hello to our brand-new plane, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 It’s 40% quieter and 14% more fuel-efficient than the last 737 Oh, and you can charge your phone onboard, too! Can’t wait to see you in the sky.

All above photos by TUI.

TUI Airways UK aircraft slide show:

Below Copyright Photo: Next in line: TUI Airways (UK) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 G-TUMB (msn 44595) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 944633.

"Menorca", second MAX 8 for TUI UK

TUI Airlines UK to add Bristol – Punta Cana service

Thomson Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIB (msn 34423) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 912005.

TUI Airlines (UK) (formerly Thomson Airways) will add weekly seasonal service from Bristol to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic starting on April 5, 2018.

The new route will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners according to Airline Route.

TUI UK is a UK based travel operator and part of TUI Travel PLC.

Copyright Photo: Thomson Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIB (msn 34423) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 912005.

Thomson Airways: