Sean Broderick

Aviation Week


Aeromexico Boeing 787-9
Aeromexico urges government to reverse Emirates’ fifth-freedom plans 
Aeromexico is leaning on its government to reverse a decision that grants Dubai-based Emirates Airline fifth-freedom rights between Mexico City and Barcelona, and is pledging to emphasize its own new service on the route to demonstrate its commitment, CEO Andrés Conesa said.
Boeing will incur $4.9 billion charge for some MAX-related costs
Boeing’s second-quarter earnings will include a $4.9 billion after-tax charge to cover some actual and estimated future expenses linked to the 737 MAX grounding, while a reduced production rate is driving up 737 costs and lowering margins, the company said July 18.
Simulator companies waiting for MAX training rules guidance 
FAA and Boeing are still developing new minimum training standards for the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, but simulator maker TRU Simulation is not anticipating mandatory simulator sessions before pilots are cleared to return to line flying, Textron president and CEO Scott Donnelly said.
Mitsubishi, Triumph working on M100 SpaceJet design changes 
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) and engineering partner Triumph Group have identified design changes that should allow them to exceed weight-savings targets established to morph the MRJ70 into a fully US scope clause-compliant, 76-seat-dual-class regional jet (RJ).
Southwest pulls 737 MAXs through Nov. 2 
Southwest Airlines will keep the Boeing 737 MAX off its flight schedule through Nov. 2, joining fellow US-based MAX operators American Airlines and United Airlines in making another adjustment in the wake of uncertainty over when the aircraft will return to revenue service.
United Airlines Boeing 777-800
United’s 2Q net income jumps 54% on rising revenue, demand
United Air Lines reported a second-quarter net income of $1.1 billion, up 54% year-over-year (YOY).
United Airlines Boeing 757-200
Regulators order inspection of Boeing 757 aileron components
Boeing 757 operators have been ordered to inspect aileron components following an in-service report of an issue that limited a flight crew’s ability to move the flight-control surfaces.
Airbus A220 composite fairing
AAR to open composite MRO services in Clearwater, Florida 
AAR Corp. plans to add a repair station to its extensive list of composites services as it eyes growing demand for work on both new and legacy aircraft platforms, company executives tell ATW.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 at Boston Logan
Delta expansion plan targets 200 Boston daily departures in 2021 
Delta Air Lines sees a 200-flight daily operation out of Boston Logan International Airport as a reasonable “medium-term” target as it focuses on expanding promising cities in its network, president Glen Hauenstein said.
United Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9
United extends Boeing MAX schedule pull to early November 
United Airlines has removed Boeing 737 MAXs from its schedule through Nov. 3, saying it expects to see 5,000 flight cancellations in September and October as a result.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800
Alaska, Spirit raise 2Q guidance on strong US market
Alaska Airlines and Spirit Airlines delivered largely encouraging updates on projected second-quarter results, providing more evidence that the US market is strengthening as it hits peak summer.
AAIB cites human error in Flybe pressurization incident
UK regional carrier Flybe has urged pilots to record faults promptly and in writing after incomplete reporting of a defect played a role in a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 not pressurizing because the aircraft was not configured correctly, a UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report revealed.
Delta boosts 2Q net income on strong revenue growth 
Strong revenue gains helped Delta Air Lines post a second-quarter adjusted net income of $1.5 billion, a 24% increase from $1.2 billion in the year-ago period.
Canadian North, First Air finalize plans to merge, begin integration
Calgary-based Canadian North and Ottawa-based First Air have finalized their plan to merge, paving the way for the combined carrier to integrate operations as part of a strategy to serve 24 Arctic communities.
Airlines: Airbus A380 checks will not cause disruptions
Airbus A380 operators affected by a new inspection requirement are not anticipating any disruptions resulting from the checks, nor have early results turned up any new issues.
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