Little more than six months after Boeing’s 737 Max was cleared to fly again by US regulators, the aircraft finds itself under intense scrutiny once again. The discovery of a potential electrical problem last month led to the renewed grounding of more than 100 aeroplanes, belonging to 24 airlines around the world.May 11, 2021
The Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliner was grounded worldwide between March 2019 and December 2020 – longer in many jurisdictions – after 346 people died in two crashes, Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018, and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019.
The massively produced Airbus 320 and Boeing 737-800 have a very low fatal accident record. Given the large service time of these models, its safe to say that they have encountered many challenging situations, and it looks that they managed to overcome almost all.
It was cleared to fly passengers again by US regulators last year, having been grounded following two catastrophic accidents. Since then, however, a number of potentially serious problems have been reported during 737 Max flights. Boeing insists the aircraft is both safe and reliable.
The 737 Max can fly farther and carry more people than the previous generation of 737s, like the 737-800 and 737-900. It also has improved aerodynamics and a redesigned cabin interior and flies on bigger, more powerful and more efficient CFM LEAP engines.
The 737 MAX aircraft are not the same as the older 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 variants. … The smallest of the MAX family, the 737 MAX 7, can fly up to 4,400 miles, almost 20 percent more than earlier 737s. The MAXes also have other differences from the previous generation.
United States: President Donald Trump announced on March 13, that United States authorities would ground all 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft in the United States. After the President’s announcement, the FAA officially ordered the grounding of all 737 MAX 8 and 9 operated by U.S. airlines or in the United States airspace.
United Airlines planes, including a Boeing 737 MAX 9 model, are pictured at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, March 18, 2019. … The Max planes had been grounded worldwide for 20 months until last November after two fatal crashes.
Fatal accidents. September 29, 2006: Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907, a brand-new 737-800 with 154 people on board broke up and crashed following a midair collision in Brazil with an Embraer Legacy 600. All on board the 737-800 died.
Which is Safer – Airbus or Boeing? Both the A320 and B737 are extremely safe aircraft. The Boeing 737 has an accident rate of approximately 1 in 16 million flight hours whilst the A320 is very slightly lower at 1 in 14 million flight hours.
The accident rate for general aviation is improving — it’s declined from 1.1 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours in 2010 to 0.84 in the year that followed. … In fact, some recent private jets from Gulfstream have the ability to fly up to 51,000 feet.
Delta sees place for Boeing’s 737 MAX jet in its fleet -Airline Weekly.
Boeing developed or purchased airlines to build its own passenger system, United Air Lines. It also expanded its holdings to create the giant United Aircraft and Transportation Company, but federal anti-trust regulators broke up the combine in 1934.
China’s air regulator has cleared the Boeing 737 Max to return to flying with technical upgrades more than two years after the plane was grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes. Dec. 2, 2021, at 4:02 p.m.
Southwest Pilots are among the most experienced Boeing 737 aviators in the industry — in fact, it’s the only aircraft we fly. Our Pilots flew almost 40,000 flights with the MAX prior to the grounding, which is more than 89,000 flight hours.
The 737 MAX is a safe aircraft to fly also without MCAS. … The flight safety rules for airliners denies unstable aircraft certification. The updated MCAS will be deactivated when its sensors disagree.
WestJet is a subsidiary of Kestrel Bidco Inc. with more than 14,000 employees, and is not part of any airline alliance. It operates three variants of the Boeing 737 Next Generation family, the Boeing 737 MAX, as well as a Boeing 787 aircraft, on select long-haul routes.
The Boeing 737-700, listed at an average price of just under 90 million U.S. dollars, is among the least expensive models, while the Boeing 777-9, priced at 442 million U.S. dollars, is among the most expensive ones on Boeing’s price list.
Boeing’s 737 Max remains grounded in China, where trade tensions between Washington and Beijing have cut off sales for years, although Chief Executive Dave Calhoun said last month he still expected the 737 Max to win approval before year-end.
Aeromexico, Gol, Ryanair, Southwest and United have also come back for more Maxes since the plane was ungrounded. While Alaska and Ryanair did so before they were flying the plane, the others only did so after they resumed Max flights and had an idea of the operational benefits.
FAA approves Boeing’s fix for 737 MAX electrical flaw, clearing the way for return to flight. … Boeing won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration late Wednesday for the fix to the jet’s latest electrical problem affecting MAXs built since early 2019, the federal safety agency confirmed.
In the days after the second 737 Max crashed in March 2019, regulators around the world — from China to the European Union and several other countries — grounded the plane. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration followed suit on March 13, 2019, after initially saying the planes were safe to fly.
Absolutely. Airbus and Boeing have different control systems, and most pilots strongly prefer one over the other. (The Explainer isn’t aware of a poll, and so has no way of knowing which manufacturer pilots favor overall.) Modern Airbus planes employ a “fly-by-wire” system.
The A320 was more comfortable on long flights, due to the larger flight deck and lack of a control column (it has a side stick). The 737 was the best airplane I have ever flown in a crosswind. Both are reliable workhorses of our transportation system.
Pilatus PC-12 NGX
Making itself known as one of the safest single engine airplane in the world, in its over 7 million flight hours, the PC-12 NGX has proved itself as the most versatile, safe, and valued aircraft in the private segment.
Private jets are less likely to encounter turbulence than commercial aircraft, as they have a quicker climb and usually cruise above turbulence. But when private jets do experience turbulence, their smaller size means that it may feel more violent to passengers than it would in a larger commercial jet.
Among all models in the 525 series, there have been 49 accidents — 12 with fatalities, including the one in Santa Monica, according to the NTSB’s aviation database.
Delta’s fleet consists of 843 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. 476 Boeing aircraft make up about 56% of Delta’s fleet, while its 367 Airbus aircraft make about 44%. Its 250 aircraft on order, however, are all for Airbus aircraft types with the exception of a small number of used Boeing 737s.
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