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These are the airlines with the most Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in their fleets

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Which airline has the most Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in its fleet? According to the airplane manufacturer, the answer is Southwest Airlines, which has taken delivery of 31 planes as of January this year. It is waiting on orders of a further 249 of the single-aisle aircraft. (qz.com) More...

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mbrews
mbrews 9
In the posted link,shows GECAS as a buyer of 737 MAX products. Be advised, GECAS is GE's aviation leasing company, not an airline. This obscures the actual airline operator(s).

Notes: American Airlines operates most of their 737 MAX 8 fleet to and from the Miami, Florida base. Quite a few AAL MIA to Carribean and Central America destinations. Also quite a few Miami to Northeast USA (like DCA, LGA, BOS) for sun seekers, and (soon), spring break travel. Southwest moves their MAX 8 airframes all around USA. United seems to be operating many 737 MAX 9 airframes in and out of Houston IAH, some Denver, some SFO to Hawaii. On Flightaware, interested folks can browse by Aircraft Type B38M and B39M under Live Flight Tracking. Not judging; just pointing our where the USA models are flying this week.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
How many of those 350 are Max 8?
djjamar
Jamar Jackson -1
Thank you. I’ll make sure I don’t fly those planes.
ebrites
scott ebrite 0
Stay home. And you probably shouldn't drive either. It's much more dangerous.
watkinssusan
update with reference to the 737 max as of today..the faa still has not "grounded" the max 737 for u.s. based carriers...air Canada today announced they will stop fying it until the issue is resolved..boeing has stated as of yesterday they are working on a "fix" to the softwear which may have been a cause of the recent crashes, but will not be ready until the end of april..
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 2
Transport Canada has issued a complete stop after receiving FAA intel and I do not know where you obtained your info, but this is from the FAA, current as of 3:00PM EDT today

"The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (PDF) operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. The agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today. This evidence, together with newly refined satellite data available to FAA this morning, led to this decision.

The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. An FAA team is in Ethiopia assisting the NTSB as parties to the investigation of the Flight 302 accident. The agency will continue to investigate."
jmanley20
John Manley 3
fear mongering / sensationalist media has gotten to everyone... lol love it. Glad the FAA is actually has a brain.
mcarthurj
John McArthur 2
AOA indicators in the cockpit help most North American carriers. Pilots are there to fly stick and rudder when things go bad. The AOA will be a tool in addition to the system, I feel safe with our pilots
jmanley20
John Manley 3
Really? cuz Southwest doesnt have AOA on the PFD. only on the CA's HGS.
westfly
kyle estep 2
AOA indicators have been added to all of Southwest's Max deliveries since December. I am not sure if the older planes will be retrofitted.
rebomar
rebomar 0
Anything to an "eye witness" account to a double rotation and smoke from tail after takeoff?

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RandallZ
Grounding until a cause is known isn't necessarily dumb, but sometimes may be unfounded. In the case of the 737 Max there are now two similar occurrences. Texting and driving is dumb. That you would make a comparison between the two dissimilar issues is baffling.

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RandallZ
Lion Air crashed in the Sea. You have no idea what you are talking about. I am following these events closely. There are similarities in how the aircraft came down.

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RandallZ
OK. I should have known better than to enter a conversation to enlighten someone who turns out to be a troll(Taylor Beck). I am through with this thread. *sigh*
bbabis
Bill Babis 1
Obviously yes, but there have been no claims of sabotage which usually appear very soon after the event.
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 0
What clothes?? Reports from witness report of a weird noise, smoke and debris coming from the tail section.
The fact of the matter is, you have a very new aircraft that has gone down 2x within a 6 mth span...WTH cares if the situations are exactly the same, or not, the aircraft involved IS EXACTLY THE SAME! AND what resides in the tail section...the exact same components THE MCAS CONTROLS!!

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stephenjshaner
s s 1
Taylor Beck, if the cause is found to be a catastrophic engine failure, fuel tank explosion, terrorism, etc., don't expect the wannabe crash investigators to ever publicly correct the record.
bbabis
Bill Babis -3
Since washers and dryers are not as common in that part of the world, most the clothes are out hanging on lines. An aircraft that size, that low, that fast picked up everything in its wake swirled it around in dust and it may sure look like it was coming from the plane.
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 0
I agree with that, Bill, and good point...except reports I read about witnesses said "heard a weird noise and saw smoke and pieces falling from tail section...and it was flying over panicked cattle."
bbabis
Bill Babis 2
I don't blame the cattle for how that plane must have sounded coming at them. Tin and cloth pieces of shanties and other structures would also have been redistributed in the wake and the dust looks like smoke. An eye-witness' mind makes up 90% of what they "see."
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 1
LOL...you are so correct.
stephenjshaner
s s -1
Bill, were you in your tin shanty when it went down?

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bbabis
Bill Babis 1
I do not know what the topography east of Addis Ababa is but 2 minutes after takeoff the flight was below the elevation of the airport. I do not believe it ever got very high AGL and ultimately impacted higher terrain. A high speed abort may have been a better outcome but this crew got the plane in the air and could not get the nose up.
mbrews
mbrews 4
- Not sure why you are such an apologist for Boeing. Given that the pilots union of Argentine Airlines now REFUSES to operate the Max. If these well informed pilots will not set foot (or their butts) on the Max, why would an average passenger step aboard ?

"Argentina's flagship carrier suspended operation of its five 737 MAX 8s pending the result of investigations into the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines plane. Earlier its pilots had refused to fly the jet."

How about STOP trolling with red herrings about phone texting and Ethiopian cow farmers....

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stephenjshaner
s s 2
Taylor Beck, exactly. We live in the age of outrage where rational thought has been replaced with "feels".
yr2012
matt jensen 1
Seem to remember they grounded all DC10's after the accident in Chicago
watkinssusan
matt..you are correct..that was in 1979 and it was american airlines who used the dc 10 extensively,as did united airlines and continental airlines.there was a missing bolt which helped hold one of the engines in place,so all dc 10s were required to have serious additional maintenance checks done by every u s carrier using the plane..
pjshield
pjshield -4
You know what's dumb? You are! Just STFU!
fedexman2
Eric Schmaltz 5
Someone didn't take their meds today!

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