Planemaker Preparing A Service Bulletin To Address Fatigue
As the cancellations of Southwest Airlines flights continues to
mount up, Boeing is reportedly preparing a service bulletin
recommending the inspection of all older-model B737s worldwide,
while the FAA is preparing an emergency AD to address the
Porter Airlines of Toronto has placed a firm order for two
Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The transaction
involves the conversion of two of the six options announced by
Bombardier along with Porter's firm order for four Q400 NextGen
aircraft on August 6, 2010.
Deal Intended To Strengthen Support For Dash 8/Q-Series
Bombardier Aerospace has entered into a strategic alliance with
Fokker Services for the launch of FLY, a new program aimed at
improving the availability of components and reducing the cost of
repairs for Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 aircraft operators.
An order for 10 777-300ER airliners has been finalized between
Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The order is worth
approximately $2.8 billion at list prices. The new 777-300ERs will
help GECAS meet growing airline demand for long-haul passenger
Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines has confirmed that it has
exercised options with Boeing for 15 Next-Generation 737s. The
order, comprised of 10 737-800s and five 737-900ERs, has an
average list-price value of more than $1.2 billion.
Cracks on Two Planes Require Additional Maintenance
The media feeding frenzy that started over this week's emergency
landing of an elder Boeing 737-300 is likely to go on for a while.
While the aircraft involved made a safe landing in Yuma after first
descending at a rapid rate to get to a breathable ambient pressure,
evidence continues to mount that this aircraft may have had visible
issues prior to the actual failure. NTSB spokespersons have
confirmed that the aircraft involved showed evidence of previous
damage while two other SWA B737s (all of the 300 variant) were
reported to require 'additional repairs.'