The FAA has ordered new inspections on older model Boeing 737’s in order to detect tiny cracks that could lead to tears in the fuselage.
Federal safety officials said that they are ordering additional inspections of some Boeing 737 jets after a hole tore open in a Southwest Airlines plane during flight in 2009.
American Airlines said that it has finished inspecting 48 planes and fixing loose seats on some of them. The airline added that all of the planes are back in service now.
American Airlines said that it will become the first U.S. airline to put lie-flat seats in new planes used on transcontinental flights, between New York and California.
Southwest Airlines expects to pay $100 million to refurbish 88 planes that it will lease to Delta Air Lines. That’s twice as much the airline expected to spend if it had kept the planes.
Delta has finalized an agreement to add 88 Boeing 717s to its fleet by leasing planes from Southwest Airlines. The Dallas-based airline inherited the planes when it bought AirTran last year.
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina has been flown to Fort Worth to be painted in the color scheme of Air India. It’s expected back in South Carolina next month.
Delta Air Lines is adding a new plane to its fleet, taking the Boeing 717s that Southwest Airlines got when it bought AirTran Airways. Southwest Airlines wanted someone to take the jets.
Southwest Airlines is pushing back delivery of 30 Boeing jets, from 2013 and 2014 to 2017 and 2018, to save money and get a better return on its investment.
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