• Boeing to suspend 737 MAX production from January

    Boeing announced today that it will suspend 737 MAX production beginning in January 2020. The 737 MAX has been grounded worldwide since 13 March 2019 following two deadly crashes linked to the aircraft’s MCAS system. The manufacturer has continued to produce around 40 planes per month with approximately 400 now in storage at various facilities.   Read More

  • AtlasGlobal ‘temporarily suspends’ operations

    Turkish airline AtlasGlobal announced that it is temporarily suspending operations from 26 November to 21 December. The airline posted a message on their website saying it had entered ‘a new phase of restructuring in order to provide you a unique flight experience’. AtlasGlobal operates a fleet of 18 Airbus, including A320, A321, and A330 aircraft.   Read More

  • What happened to the Air Berlin fleet?

    It’s been nearly 2 years since Air Berlin operated its final flight. When Air Berlin went bankrupt in 2017, its fleet of leased aircraft were returned to their lessors and placed with new airlines. We wanted to check in on the former Air Berlin fleet to see where they’re flying now.   Read More

  • Lease returns: what happens to leased aircraft after an airline stops flying

    Lease returns, the process of sending a leased aircraft back to its lessor, have begun for four former European airlines that recently went bankrupt.   Read More

  • Thomas Cook ceases operations

    Thomas Cook has ceased trading, effective 23 September, and all flights have been canceled. Airborne flights will continue to their destinations.   Read More