Created by Chris Brady Sept 1999
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*** Updated 23 Nov 2020 ***
Website updates & news...
25 Nov 2020 - Full details of the changes to the MCAS system and assoiated procedures & training are detailed here.
24 Nov 2020 - EASA have issued a proposed AD 20-184 cancelling the ‘suspension of flight operations‘ The affected Boeing 737-8 and 737-9 aeroplanes can be returned to service, provided that the required actions proposed in this PAD have been accomplished.
20 Nov 2020 - The Ukrainian NBAAI have published their final report into the runway excursion and nosegear collapse of 737-800, TC-JGZ operated by Turkish Airlines at Odessa on 21 Nov 2019.
20 Nov 2020 - 737 MAX ungrounding conditions AD issued
20 Nov 2020 - 737-800BCF details added
18 Nov 2020 - FAA rescinds the MAX grounding order
18 Nov 2020 - Stab Trim Runaway procedure changes again
08 Nov 2020 - Final report issued into HS-KMC, 737-400F, K-Mile Asia at Singapore, main gear torsion link failure on landing on 5 Jun 2019.
04 Nov 2020 - The Nigerian AIB have published their final report into the runway excursion involving Boeing 737-200, 5N-BIG at Port-Harcourt International Airport on 14th July, 2008.
03 Nov 2020 - Proposed new Runaway Stabiliser procedure added
07 Oct 2020 - The FAA have issued draft Flight Standardization Board Report FSBR B737 Rev 17 for comments by 2 Nov 2020.
07 Oct 2020 - Enhanced Vision Systems page added
26 Sep 2020 - MAX to get a third AoA source
24 Sep 2020 - 737NG FQIS AD issued
16 Sep 2020 - The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure published its final report on the Design, Development, and Certification of the Boeing 737 MAX
11 Sep 2020 - Final report issued into Safair, 737-400, ZS-DMI, smoke in the cockpit event whilst climbing en-route to OR Tambo, South Africa on 19 Dec 2019
11 Sep 2020 - JOEB to conduct a multi-day simulator session in London from 14 Sep 2020 for MAX checklist & memory items.
10 Sep 2020 - GAMECO and Boeing have jointly announced that a second 737NG freighter conversion line will be built in Guangzhou
07 Sep 2020 - EASA begins MAX validation flight tests from Vancouver.
25 Aug 2020 - FAA issue AD for 737CL PSUs
11 Aug 2020 - AD issued for all CFM56 powered 737's to address engine bleed air 5th stage check valves being stuck open
07 Aug 2020 - 737-800, VT-AXH, operated by Air India Express has overrun runway 10 after landing and fell down a ravine at Kozhikode, India.
04 Aug 2020 - The FAA issue NPRM to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-23-51 to unground the MAX
03 Aug 2020 - The FAA have issued a 96-page Return to Service Preliminary Study for the MAX
27 Jul 2020 - The UK CAA amended Safety Directive SD 2019/001 for the 737 MAX, to introduce the possibility for managed ferry flights
24 Jul 2020 - Emergency AD issued for all CFM56 powered 737's to address engine bleed air 5th stage check valves being stuck open
21 Jul 2020 - Boeing issue FOTB "737 MAX Return to Service Operational Readiness Flight"
23 Jul 2020 - 737 Classic nacelle fatigue cracking AD issued
17 Jul 2020 - PEMCO B737-700FC (FlexCombi) gains FAA STC
15 Jul 2020 - MAX Kathon FP 1.5 Biocide AD issued today
06 Jul 2020 - MAX Operational Readiness Review flight tests to commence soon
02 Jul 2020 - FAA maps out remaining tasks to lift the MAX grounding order
29 Jun 2020 - Boeing & FAA commence a 3-day certification flight test program for the MAX
25 Jun 2020 - FAA issue MAX engine nacelle and strut electrical bonding AD
25 Jun 2020 - Boeing asked by regulators to consider further design enhancements to the MAX
19 Jun 2020 - Final report published into West Atlantic 737-400 G-JMCR electrical failures in-flight at Brussels on 4 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2020 - Gameco Inaugurates Boeing 737-800 Freighter Conversion Line
11 Jun 2020 - MAX MMEL post-MCAS fixes Revision 2 changes detailed
05 Jun 2020 - 737-400SF, N733CK, opertaed by Kalitta Charters II has overrun the runway following an RTO at Rochester, New York on 5 Jun 2020.
04 Jun 2020 - Aircraft Safety Improvement Act proposed to mandate SMS by manufacturers and consideration of HF by FAA.
29 Apr 2020 - Investigation launched into Boeing’s compliance with MAX production regulations
08 Apr 2020 - MCAS test flight delayed by a month due to Coronavirus
31 Mar 2020 - More P-8A Sales
30 Mar 2020 - Final report released into 737-800, VH-VUH Virgin Australia failure of the #1 main wheel assembly whilst taxying at Brisbane on 4 Jan 2017.
21 Mar 2020 - Final report published into the runway excursion on landing of Belavia, 737-300, EW-336PA, at Kiev on 12 July 2019
13 Mar 2020 - Preliminary report issued on TC-IZK Pegasus 737-800 runway excursion on landing at Istanbul 5 Feb 2020
09 Mar 2020 - Interim Investigation Report published into Ethiopian MAX-8 MCAS accident of 10 March 2019
06 Mar 2020 - The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure today published its Preliminary Investigative Findings on the 737 MAX Costs, Consequences, and Lessons from its Design, Development, and Certification.
27 Feb 2020 - Preliminary report issued into Safair, 737-400, ZS-DMI, smoke in the cockpit event whilst climbing en-route to OR Tambo, South Africa on 19 Dec 2019
25 Feb 2020 - PK-YSG, 737-300SF, Trigana Air Service, MLG collapse whilst taxying at Jayapura, Indonesia
05 Feb 2020 - TC-IZK Pegasus 737-800 runway excursion on landing at Istanbul
22 Jan 2020 - Final report published into UT Air 737-800 VQ-BJI runway excursion after landing at Sochi 01 Sep 2018
22 Jan 2020 - Revised preliminary report issued into the shooting down of UR-PSR at Tehran
19 Jan 2020 - MCAS - Special Committee investigation into FAA Certification of MAX report released
17 Jan 2020 - 737NG left temperature control valve and control cabin trim air modulating valve AD issued
10 Jan 2020 - Emails released discussing MAX differences from NG and differences to reduce certification and training impact
08 Jan 2020 - Ukranian Airlines 737-800 shot down in error by Iranian SAMs after take-off from Tehran IKA airport
30 Dec 2019 - Two new 737 ADs issued
18 Dec 2019 - The last 737NG will be delivered in Dec 2019
17 Dec 2019 - Boeing to suspend production of the MAX until recertification
16 Dec 2019 - New 737CL NGS AD issued today
15 Dec 2019 - 737 Classic differences quiz updated
13 Dec 2019 - FAA issue 737-3/4/700 BDSF 9G rigid barrier AD in response to Civil Aviation Authority of Israel AD
13 Dec 2019 - Final report issued into N772SW 737-700 in-flight uncontained engine failure on 17 April 2018
13 Dec 2019 - 737 Fuel crossfeed valve AD issued today which affects ETOPS operations
12 Dec 2019 - Details added about proposed changes to the 737CL/NG MMEL to bring it into line with MAX changes
09 Dec 2019 - 737 Classic fuel tank sealant AD issued
07 Dec 2019 - Boeing fined by FAA due to inadequate oversight of slat track suppliers
19 Nov 2019 - Final report published into A6-FDN 737-800 Loss of Control during Go-Around at Rostov On Don on 19 Mar 2016.
26 Nov 2019 - Analysis of 737 Classic MLG failures on landing
25 Nov 2019 - 737-800 FQIS AD issued
25 Nov 2019 - Avior Airlines 737-400 YV-3012 MLG collapse during landing at Bogota on 22 Nov 2019
20 Nov 2019 - NTSB recommends that FAA mandate Boeing to redesign the 737NG engine fan cowl to minimize the potential of a catastrophic failure
20 Nov 2019 - Probable cause and findings published into uncontained engine failure to 737-700 N772SW on 17 Apr 2018
18 Nov 2019 - Preliminary report issued into Flybondi 737-800 RTO after tailstrike at Iguazu on 16 Jul 2018
16 Nov 2019 - Preliminary report issued into 5N-BRN Air Peace 737-500, skidded off the side of runway landing at Port Harcourt in heavy rain on 22 Jun 2019.
16 Nov 2019 - Preliminary report issued into 5N-BQO Air Peace 737-300 NLG Failure on landing at Lagos 23 Jul 2019
16 Nov 2019 - Preliminary report issued into 5N-BUK Air Peace 737-300 engine damage on landing at Lagos 15 May 2019
15 Nov 2019 - Criminal charges brought against Tartarstan Airlines management following accident to VQ-BBN 737-500 Loss of control after go-around at Kazan in 2013
13 Nov 2019 - FAA issue revised 737NG Pickle Fork AD
11 Nov 2019 - SkyUp Airlines UR-SQH 737-800 Landing Gear Fire after landing at Sharm El Sheikh 9 Nov 2019
10 Nov 2019 - New photo of the "Picklefork" added
09 Nov 2019 - MCAS - TAB preliminary report released
07 Nov 2019 - Photo added to the 737NG Pickle Fork AD page
31 Oct 2019 - RAF takes delivery of its first Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft.
31 Oct 2019 - New details emerging about how MCAS was developed in House Committee hearing
30 Oct 2019 - Tribute to the 737-600
29 Oct 2019 - Boeing announces new 737-800 freighter conversion line in Guangzhou, China
25 Oct 2019 - Final report published into the Lion Air MAX PK-LQP accident of 29 Oct 2018
11 Oct 2019 - All the details about the 737NG Pickle Fork AD
09 Oct 2019 - 737-3/4/500 operations temporarily suspended at La Paz El Alto from 10 Oct 2019 by order of Bolivian DGAC
20 Sep 2019 - Final report published into Yan Air 737-400 UR-COI 737-400 Loss of cabin pressure on 23 Jun 2018
19 Sep 2019 - 737NG/MAX Thrust reverser AD issued
12 Sep 2019 - Final report published into West Atlantic 737-400 G-JMCR electrical failures in-flight on 12 Oct 2018
10 Sep 2019 - Final report issued into 737-200, XA-UHZ that crashed shortly after take off from Runway 06 at Havana, Cuba on 18 May 2018.
06 Sep 2019 - EASA makes public its four conditions for lifting MAX ban
25 Aug 2019 - The certification test flight for the changes to Boeing’s 737 MAX flight architecture is now expected to occur in early October. If succussful, a return to service should occur sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.
23 Aug 2019 - Boeing intend to resume production of the MAX at a rate of 52 aircraft per month in February 2020
15 Aug 2019 - 2 ADs issued for fuselage cracks in 737-1/2/3/4/500 series & 1 AD issued for MAX slat track assemblies
15 Aug 2019 - Final report published into Korean 737-900 HL7725 737-900 tailstrike on go-around at Kansai on 9 Apr 2018
10 Aug 2019 - VQ-BKV Globus/S7 Airlines, runway overrun on takeoff at Moscow Domodedovo on 5 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019 - Final report published into Xiamen 737-800 B-5498 Runway excursion after landing at Manila on 16 Aug 2018
08 Aug 2019 - Preliminary report issued into oil loss and IFSD of 737-800 ZS-ZWE at Tambo on 8 Jul 2019
06 Aug 2019 - MAX MCAS flight test program reaches 500 flights
05 Aug 2019 - Sixth operator workstation to be retrofitted to early P-8A Poseidons
03 Aug 2019 - CP-3077 MLG Shimmy Damage on Landing at La Paz
02 Aug 2019 - 737 MAX FCC Redesign
24 Jul 2019 - 5N-BQO Air Peace 737-300 NLG Failure on landing at Lagos 23 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019 - AD issued for fatigue cracks in hydraulic systems A and B pressure module check valves
20 Jul 2019 - Final report published into Smartwings 737-800 N624XA overrun at Pardubice on Aug 1st 2018
19 Jul 2019 - Final report issued P2-PXE 737-800 landed short of runway at Chuuk, Micronesia 27 Sep 2018
19 Jul 2019 - AD issued for cracking in the lower lobe skin panel assemblies of the fuselage of 737-1/2/3/4/500 series
12 July 2019 - 737-300, EW-336PA operated by Belavia runway excursion at Kiev.
02 July 2019 - 737-800, VT-SYK operated by Spicejet runway excursion at Mumbai.
01 July 2019 - 737-800, VT-AYA operated by Air India Express runway excursion at Mangalore.
27 Jun 2019 - The last 737NG has been delivered
28 Jun 2019 - The Indian DGCA have issued their final report into the runway excursion on landing of 737-800, VT-AXT, (36331/2324), at Mumbai on 10 July 2018.
27 Jun 2019 - Further MAX problem identified
23 Jun 2019 - A 737-500, 5N-BRN, operated by Air Peace has skidded off the left hand side of Runway 21 at Port Harcourt, Nigeria at 14:42Z whilst landing in heavy rain.
13 Jun 2019 - AAIB report published into 737-800, YR-BMF, Tailstrike on departure.
13 Jun 2019 - EASA Issue LEAP-1B gearbox AD
12 Jun 2019 - 737 NG skin crack AD issued today
01 Jun 2019 - NTSB issue investigative update on N732MA Miami Air 737-800 runway overrun at Jacksonville
31 May 2019 - Radome collapses added
31 May 2019 - Update on the return to service of the MAX
23 May 2019 - Ryanair 737-800 photo added
23 May 2019 - 737-1/2/3/4/500 pitot heat AD issued
16 May 2019 - EW-290PA 737-500 Runway Excursion in Fog final report published
13 May 2019 - Roller Coaster manouvre added
12 May 2019 - Evolution of the Runaway Stab Trim procedure added
09 May 2019 - Widespread fatigue damage in multiple locations between stringers S-10 and S-17 above the passenger floor AD issued for 737-1/2/3/4/500 series
08 May 2019 - TAB details added
04 May 2019 - N732MA Miami Air 737-800 runway overrun at Jacksonville
30 Apr 2019 - Boeing says that AoA disagree alert was not activated as intended on MAX without optional AoA display
20 Apr 2019 - JATR details added
19 Apr 2019 - Details of the FAA FBS draft report added
17 Apr 2019 - Flight testing of redesigned MCAS is complete
09 Apr 2019 - Final report published into runway overrun of 737-800, 9Y-PBM, Caribbean Airlines at Georgetown, Guyana 30 Jul 2011.
04 Apr 2019 - Ethiopian Ministry of Transport issue the preliminary report into the ET-AVJ MAX-8 accident
04 Apr 2019 - The first MAX -10 fuselage, l/n 7644, has arrived at Renton.
03 Apr 2019 - UK orders 5 737 P-8 AEWC
24 Mar 2019 - More details added to MCAS description and proposed fix by Boeing
13 Mar 2019 - FAA grounds the MAX after the Ethiopian and Lion Air accidents are thought to be connected by MCAS issues
12 Mar 2019 - The UK CAA follows several other countries in grounding the 737 MAX
11 Mar 2019 - FAA issue CANIC about the MAX MCAS
10 Mar 2019 - Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX-8 belived to have crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. 149 pax + 8 crew on board
21 Jan 2019 - Sales and delivery data for 2019 added
18 Jan 2019 - Air Horizont 737-400 photo added
13 Jan 2019 - 737 MAX-200 makes its maiden flight
12 Jan 2019 - Podeba 737-800 photo added
10 Jan 2019 - 737NG MLG doors AD issued
02 Jan 2019 - 737 features prominently in commercial aviation fatalities accident record for 2018