Boeing CEO names mistake with 737 MAX, denies coziness with FAA

Daily Newsletter | October 29, 2019
India’s biggest low-cost carrier and one of the biggest airlines in the country, IndiGo and Airbus have announced a record-breaking deal with for 300 A320 family aircraft, including the newest member of the family, the A321XLR. At list prices the deal is valued at $33 billion, however, as per usual when such big deals are made, price concessions are to be expected. Yet just recently, the Indian airline announced another record-breaking event – its biggest quarterly loss in the company’s history.
Exactly one year after Lion Air flight 610 crash, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg stood before the U.S. Senate Committee to address aviation safety, MAX development and certification process and Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “cozy relationship” topics.
Transport Canada, the Canadian civil aviation authority, has issued an emergency airworthiness directive to reduce the speed of Airbus A220 aircraft under certain conditions after several engine incidents were reported.
What was supposed to be the newest entry into the Canadian airline market, Canada Jetlines, has seemingly hit a bump towards its goal to start flying on December 17, 2019. Citing unfair competition from WestJet’s ultra-low-cost subsidiary, Swoop, the company has laid off staff and is postponing the date of its first flight, reports indicate.
After it ceased operations in March 2019, Iceland’s WOW air had planned to resume flight operations sometime in October 2019. With the month nearing its end, the revived carrier gave an update on its goals: trading passengers for fish.
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