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March 1, 2021, 12:52 PM

UAL Boosts Boeing with Follow-on 737 Max Order

With a new order for 25 airplanes, United Airlines now expects to receive 94 Boeing 737 Maxes in 2022 and 2023.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 3:50 PM
The Wichita-based supplier to Airbus and Boeing saw 2020 revenue nearly halved by the 737 Max grounding and Covid-19's effect on commercial aviation.
Boeing 777
Feb 23, 2021 - 10:08 AM
NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.
Aciturri factory
Feb 23, 2021 - 7:28 AM
Hit hard by Covid's impact on the air transport sector, Spanish aerostructures specialist Aciturri has begun a risk-sharing partnership with Lilium.
Feb 22, 2021 - 12:53 PM
An inflight engine failure suffered by a cargo 747-400 involved a smaller version of the PW4000 that failed over Colorado on February 20.
Feb 22, 2021 - 7:35 AM
Following the grounding of all 32 of the suspect 777s in operation in Japan, the FAA ordered immediate or “stepped up” inspection of 24 airplanes at UAL.
Feb 21, 2021 - 9:18 AM
The uncontained failure of a Pratt & Whitney PW4077 forces a United Airlines 777-200 to return to Denver.
Feb 19, 2021 - 1:16 PM
Airlines for America members agree to ask inbound international passengers to provide five data points.
Feb 18, 2021 - 3:07 PM
Embraer welcomed a Brazilian decision to turn its attention away from a WTO process in favor of a broader effort to address aircraft subsidies.
Airbus A321neo
Feb 18, 2021 - 6:42 AM
Covid hit the civil side of Airbus's balance sheet hardest in 2020, but the European group said results would have been worse without prompt action.
Feb 17, 2021 - 2:47 PM
Market conditions force De Havilland Aircraft of Canada to suspend production of the Dash 8-400.