Lynne Doughtie has been elected to the Boeing board of directors, replacing Caroline Kennedy who has resigned following three years of service.
Boeing delivered a total of 59 commercial planes in the fourth quarter capping a disappointing year for the American plane manufacturer. In total, the company delivered 157 commercial jets in 2020.
Boeing has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges centred on the troubled 737 Max. Officials argued the manufacturer hid information from safety inspectors about the design of the aircraft.
The flight comes after a host of measures by the airline, including flight control updates, maintenance work, fresh pilot training and meetings with flight crews to explain the changes.
The new deal brings Alaska Airlines’ total 737 Max orders and options to 120 airplanes, which will give the fifth largest United States carrier the scale, efficiency and flexibility to expand as air travel recovers.
China Airlines has unveiled the first of six Boeing 777 Freighters, officially becoming the twentieth operator of the largest and longest-range twin-aisle freighter in the world.
Ryanair hopes to take the first deliveries from early 2021, with the rest arriving over a four-year period before the end of 2024. The low-cost carrier now has a total of 210 of the planes on order.
Authorities have rescinded the order halting commercial operation of the Boeing 737 Max. The aircraft type has been grounded since March last year after two fatal crashes.
Boeing anticipates demand for 2,945 new airplanes in the Middle East valued at $685 billion over the next two decades, as the industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Boeing has confirmed it will cut a further 7,000 jobs as losses from the Covid-19 pandemic continue to devastate the aviation sector. Concerns about the 737 Max also contributed to a slump in orders.
After test flights conducted in September, the EASA is performing final document reviews ahead of a draft airworthiness directive it expects to issue next month.
Boeing delivered just 11 aircraft last month, as the manufacturer continued to downsize its operations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.