Just two days after a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 was forced to make an emergency landing because of engine failure, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 flight was diverted — reportedly because of trouble with its left engine.
The Airbus 220 — a small-ish plane Delta introduced into its fleet this year — received ETOPS certification from Transport Canada.
So do you think we’ll ride A220s across the ocean?
The hits just keep on coming for Boeing.
Boeing appears to have fulfilled its orders with Delta.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that a Delta Air Lines pilot arrested a passenger who tried breaking into the cockpit of flight DL 579 this morning.
The first half of 2019 has been ugly — to put it mildly — for Boeing and its 737 MAX. Two MAXes crashed (one in October, the other in March), both killing everyone on board. Software issues were blamed, despite warnings from pilots. Governments around the world ordered the planes grounded. Even ferry flights parking the planes were fraught with problems. Initial reports suggested software fixes would be in place for June test flights. Then came news that the planes wouldn’t be ready until August. And last week came another update: a “runaway stabilizer condition” (which sounds rather important) crept up. Don’t be surprised if its takes until April 2020 for the MAX to fly again. In fact, there’s an extensive Wikipedia page devoted solely to the 737 MAX groundings. Boeing’s stock has dropped 11% since March after airlines canceled orders. Could shelving the 737 MAX and evolving it into…