Why it’s taking so long to fix the Boeing 737 MAX

The jetliner has remained grounded for more than a year, the Federal Aviation Administration’s chief said Wednesday. Asked why the process has taken so long, FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson said the 737 Max’s entire flight control system – not just the software – has come under scrutiny. The overhaul has been complicated by the need…

Delta is the first U.S. airline to resume flights to China

Delta Air Lines will re-start service between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon on June 25, operating twice per week. From July and beyond, it will operate once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit, also via Incheon. The tickets are open for booking on all channels including Delta.com, Fly Delta app, agencies and online travel agencies. Delta…

Aer Lingus to cut up to 500 jobs due to pandemic

Aer Lingus is to cut up to 500 jobs due to the collapse in aviation traffic during the Covid-19 crisis. In a statement, the airline said it has formally notified the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection regarding proposed collective redundancies at the airline. It said the crisis was having a “catastrophic” effect on…

Ryanair to resume some routes today

Ryanair has announced it’s restarting flights early. The low-cost airline was due to resume flights on July 1 but has confirmed some routes will now restart on June 21 – the same day Spain lifts its border restrictions to welcome back tourists. A flight to Alicante in Spain is scheduled to leave East Midlands Airport…

Emirates will likely phases out two other A380s

As Emirates retired its first A380 from its fleet, the airline will likely remove two other A380s. “You’ll start seeing A380s coming out of our fleet for various reasons, and we’ve always said this,” said Emirates Airline President Tim Clark last year. “We are in the process of [starting A380 retirements],” he said at the…