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The Week in Aerospace: No Clear Skies For Boeing

By Jan Hogewoning | Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:35

Santa Lucia remains a major challenge for the López Obrador administration. Appropriate planning seems to be suffering under pressure.

Boeing faces more resistance to get the 737 Max up in the air again by next year. It is unclear whether the anti-stalling system will remain.

Meanwhile, Egypt sees a historical moment with the launch of its first satellite.


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Santa Lucia and Mexican Aviation

Volaris inches closer to being leader in Mexican air traffic.

Transport unions block roads to the Santa Lucia Airport construction site demanding to have a bigger voice in the project.

According to a document published by the Ministry of Defense, Santa Lucia’s current plan would not allow simultaneous use of its two runways.


Boeing 737 Max

After an official of Transport Canada sent an email to several aviation regulators stating that the Boeing 737 Max anti-stalling system had to go, Transport Canada issued a statement clarifying this was a working-level discussion and not an official declaration from the agency.

According to a Boeing spokesman, the company has settled half of the lawsuits in the Indonesia Lion Air case.

Icelandair is expecting to reinitiate flights with the Boeing 737 Max in March 2020. 


Airline Picks

Hong Kong Airlines is cutting its entire North American operation amid financial woes.

Lufthansa negotiations with flight-attendant union break down again.


Other News

The International Civil Aviation Organization has elected Salvatore Sciacchitano as its new president. His three-year term will start on Jan. 1, 2020.

Thanksgiving travel is disrupted by storms in north and mid-west US.

Russian authorities have started investigations into alleged corruption in the management of the Vostochny Cosmodrome construction project.

Egypt has successfully launched its first communications satellite into orbit using an Ariane-5 rocket system.


Jan Hogewoning Jan Hogewoning Journalist and Industry Analyst