Indonesian airlines Garuda Indonesia cancels $6 billion orders for Boeing 737-MAX 8

Negotiations with Boeing are ongoing. Garuda Indonesia has said, it could switch the order with other Boeing models. Airbus SE jets are not, yet, being considered. On Friday, Fuad Rizal, the Chief Financial Officer of Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia stated, the airlines has sent a letter to Boeing Co asking it to cancel an…

Pilot training, software update being finalized for Boeing 737-8

Boeing updates target the 737-8’s flight control system, which is also known as MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System). Following two fatal crashes in the last 5 months, Boeing Co stated, it was finalizing the development of a software upgrade and a revision of pilot training for its 737 MAX. The updates target the aircraft’s flight…

European Commission likely to approve easyJet’s $47 million acquisition of Air Berlin

The potential approval will enable easyJet to pull ahead of its peers, including Lufthansa and Ryanair. On Monday, as per sources familiar with the matter at hand, easyJet, a budget airline from Britain, is set to win an unconditional approval from EU antitrust authorities to buy parts of its German peer, Air Berlin. As a…

United Airlines CEO clarifies Trump Administration attempt to ban laptops on flights

Efforts are being made to make the U.S. ban more effective by coordinating with European officials. During an aviation industry meet on Monday, Oscar Munoz, the CEO of United Airlines disclosed that the Trump Administration’s ban on laptops is likely to be related to explosives being disguised as laptops which could be directly detonated onboard…