Boeing customers cancelled 60 Max orders in June

Boeing customers cancelled 60 Max orders in June

Some 373 orders for the 737 Max have been scrapped this year as pandemic complicates troubled jet’s comeback. Boeing Co.’s order stockpile shrank further last month as more airlines and lessors backed out of commitments for the grounded 737 Max jetliner in a market devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The planemaker recorded 60 Max cancellations…

JetBlue founder will bring new airline, Breeze Aviation, to Minneapolis

JetBlue founder will bring new airline, Breeze Aviation, to Minneapolis

Breeze Aviation, a new airline launched by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, plans to acquire the operating certificate from defunct Compass Airlines, a key step in beginning operations based in the Twin Cities. Bloomberg reports on the effort by Breeze, which together with Compass submitted an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to transfer Compass’ license. (You…

Airline passengers are finding ‘creative ways’ to remove masks, American pilot says

Airline passengers are finding ‘creative ways’ to remove masks, American pilot says

American Airlines pilot Dennis Tajer has taken several flights during the coronavirus pandemic, both in the cockpit and as a union official, and has noticed something unsettling lately: passengers removing their masks for more than eating or drinking. “We’re starting to see people take creative ways on the aircraft of temporary relief from wearing the masks,”…

‘A gut punch’: United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October as travel remains depressed

‘A gut punch’: United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October as travel remains depressed

United Airlines warned employees for months that mass layoffs loomed if travel didn’t rebound, and the airline put a grim face on the expected tally Wednesday. In a memo to employees, the Chicago-based airline said 36,000 employees, or 45% of its front-line workers in the USA and more than a third of its overall workforce of 95,000,…

Coronavirus: Business aviation recovery continues despite localized outbreaks

Coronavirus: Business aviation recovery continues despite localized outbreaks

The business aviation sector continued its recovery from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic during June, with a stronger performance expected during the coming month . According to data analytics and consulting company WingX’s Global Monitoring Tracker, business aviation activity is trailing the comparable 2019 period by 30%, showing the sector is more resilient than global…