Boeing plans to ramp up its production rate for the 737 to 47 aircraft per month within four years. "This increase will lay a solid foundation as we bridge into production on the 737 Max," said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager of the 737 program.
The Justice Department's attempt to prevent a proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines is "perplexing," writes Jeffrey Shane, general counsel at the International Air Transport Association. "If the Justice Department blocks the merger, it will drag us back three or four decades in aviation policy... Worst of all, consumers won't reap the benefits of increased competition," he writes.
Delta Air Lines has provided a FAQ for airline passengers on the Federal Aviation Administration's policy change for expanding the use of personal electronic devices. "Approved PEDs may be used from gate to gate on flights operating within the U.S.," the FAQ states. International flights may still have restrictions on PEDs, according to Delta.
Airline pilot and author Patrick Smith writes that airlines are required to not only have enough fuel to reach a destination but to also have extra to fly to an alternate one, plus for an additional 45 minutes, and that pilots cannot depart with less.