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New Southwest CEO To Oversee Huge Boeing Order, Major Expansion

Southwest Airlines (LUV) CEO Gary Kelly announced Wednesday that after more than 17 years at the helm he will step down next year and join the airline's board as executive chairman. LUV stock fell. Robert Jordan, the current vice president of corporate services, will succeed Kelly on Feb. 1, 2022.
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Boeing to boost UK Royal Air Force Chinook fleet

Estimated reading time 2 minutes, 45 seconds. U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Boeing a $599 million Foreign Military Sales contract approved by the U.S. Department of State to deliver 14 extended-range Chinook helicopters to the U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF). The extended range Chinook gives the RAF fleet more versatility...
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Germany backs 1.4 bln euro purchase of Boeing maritime patrol aircraft - source

BERLIN, June 23 (Reuters) - The German parliament's budget committee on Wednesday approved the 1.4 billion euro purchase of five Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, a parliamentary source said. The planes are designed for submarine hunting and conducting long-distance maritime reconnaissance. They will replace Germany's ageing fleet of Lockheed (LMT.N)...
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Germany’s First Boeing 737 MAX Goes To TUIfly

Germany’s first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has finally been delivered. Registered as D-AMAX, the already two-year-old aircraft was flown to new owners TUIfly Germany yesterday. The plane departed Seattle before douching down in Hannover late yesterday evening. The return of the Boeing 737 MAX is slowly gathering pace around the...
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Boeing Wins $578 Million Order for Chinooks from UK Royal Air Force

Boeing (BA) has won a Foreign Military Sales contract worth $578 million for 14 extended-range Chinook helicopters to be supplied to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). Boeing will deliver 14 H-47 extended-range Chinook helicopters to UK’s air force, according to the contract approved by the U.S. Department of State. With the extended range of Chinook, RAF will be better equipped to execute domestic and international heavy-lift missions. (See BA stock chart on TipRanks)
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WestJet to operate Boeing 737-800BCF freighters

WestJet today announced that it is launching a new dedicated cargo service, using 737-800 Boeing Converted Freights (BCF), as dedicated aircraft, to fulfill the larger-scale needs of Canadian businesses, freight forwarders, shippers and individual customers. The first of these dedicated 737-800BCFs are expected to be in service by the second quarter of 2022.

Families Of Boeing 737 MAX Victims To Get $500 Million Compensation

A fund to compensate families of the victims of the two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashes has opened in the US. The fund, worth $500 million, will be administered to the heirs, relatives and beneficiaries of the passengers who died in the two incidents. Families have until mid-October to submit their claims.
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Boeing's Biggest 737 MAX Takes Flight

Four years ago, Boeing (NYSE:BA) launched the 737 MAX 10: its largest-ever version of the venerable 737. The U.S. aerospace giant hoped that the new model would help it close the yawning sales gap between the 737 MAX and Airbus' (OTC:EADSY) A320neo family. Last week, the 737 MAX 10 finally...
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WestJet Announces Cargo Expansion

MIAMI – Today, Calgary-based Canadian low-cost airline WestJet (WJ) announced the expansion of its cargo project, WestJet Cargo. Along with its announcement detailing its cargo centers and expansion plans, the airline announced the addition of dedicated Boeing 737-800BCF aircraft to their fleet. WJ will serve many cargo centers in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.
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Rumor: Blockbuster United Airlines Aircraft Order Next Week

Chicago-based United Airlines is reportedly about to announce a record-breaking aircraft order. Industry insiders tip United Airlines will confirm next week during an investor update. Sources are suggesting this may be the largest aircraft order ever. United Airlines order poised to eclipse previous big aircraft orders. In terms of aircraft...
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WestJet To Launch A New Dedicated Boeing 737 Cargo Arm

Canada’s WestJet is moving to boost its cargo operations. The Calgary-based airline is launching a new dedicated cargo service, using 737-800 Boeing Converted Freight (BCFs). WestJet expects to have its first dedicated freighter in the air by this time next year. “Our new dedicated commercial cargo aircraft are a natural...
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Boeing Launches New Round Of T-7A Flight Tests

Boeing on June 22 launched Phase II flight testing of the company-owned T-7A prototype in St. Louis. The three flights logged by the future U.S. Air Force jet trainer were the first in several months. By last fall, the first two prototype aircraft had completed 246 sorties before entering a...

US Opens $500 Million Fund for Relatives of Boeing 737 Max Victims

A $500 million U.S. fund to compensate relatives of 346 people killed in two fatal Boeing 737 Max crashes has opened, the claim administrators told Reuters on Tuesday. The fund, which opened on Monday, is part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. Boeing Co. in January agreed to pay $500 million to compensate the heirs, relatives and beneficiaries of the passengers who died in Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in 2018 and 2019.

Icelandair Is Coming To Baltimore Using A Boeing 737 MAX

There is some very good news for passengers flying out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Maryland. Starting in 2022, Icelandair will fly a Boeing 737 MAX 8 to the airport from its hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavík, Iceland. This new service comes as BWI sees travelers return and flexes its muscles as a major airport in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro area.
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Boeing gets $599m contract for new UK Chinooks

Boeing has been awarded a $599 million contract to begin producing 14 CH-47 Chinook Block II transport helicopters for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). Confirmed earlier this year, the Foreign Military Sales deal – worth a total of $1.4 billion – represents the first international success for the Block II Chinook. It involves extended-range examples equivalent to the MH-47G model also ordered by the US Army Special Operations Aviation Command.