Tag: Boeing 737 Max 8

CAL didn’t hesitate over safety, says CEO

CAL didn’t hesitate over safety, says CEO

| 15/03/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The early decision by Cayman Airways Ltd to ground its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft within hours of the Ethiopian Airlines fatal crash on Sunday was made without hesitation, the national flag carrier’s CEO, Fabian Whorms, has said, as airlines around the world struggle to deal with the grounding of the planes, which […]

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Norwegian Air asks Boeing for compensation

Norwegian Air asks Boeing for compensation

| 14/03/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The European budget carrier Norwegian Air is the first airline to make a public demand of Boeing for compensation over its grounded fleet of eighteen 737 Max 8 jets in the wake of a second fatal crash of the same model in less than five months. Norwegian is the first airline to say publicly […]

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US air regulator grounds Boeing’s 737 Max

US air regulator grounds Boeing’s 737 Max

| 13/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The United States Federal Aviation Administration finally grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft, today, after mounting pressure on the regulator. The ban came sometime after the European Union, Canada, China and many other countries, including the Cayman Islands, as well as airlines from around the world had already stopped operating the planes. Boeing’s newest […]

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Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

| 12/03/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 6pm: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued a ban on all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in local airspace, starting Tuesday evening. On Sunday Cayman Airways grounded its own two new Max 8’s after an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes […]

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CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

| 11/03/2019 | 124 Comments

(CNS): In the wake of a second tragic, fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, in less than five months, this time in Africa, Cayman Airways has grounded its two new planes. After an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people […]

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CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

| 08/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Captain Steven Coe and First Officer Giselah Ebanks brought Cayman Airways’ second new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to Grand Cayman from Seattle Thursday evening. The aircraft is one of four in the national airline’s new fleet of Max 8 planes, which will be christened into service next week and arrives just as the […]

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Public cheers arrival of new CAL plane

Public cheers arrival of new CAL plane

| 03/12/2018 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people came out Friday evening to welcome the first of Cayman Airways’ new fleet of aircraft at Owen Roberts International Airport. The new Boeing 737 Max 8, the first in the region, tipped a wave during a fly-by before landing around 5pm to cheering crowds and a water salute. Despite the pomp […]

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New CAL plane en route to Grand Cayman

New CAL plane en route to Grand Cayman

| 30/11/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways officials took delivery of the first new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after a ceremony in Seattle yesterday hosted by the aircraft maker, Boeing. The first of four new planes contracted by the national flag carrier will arrive on island today (Friday 30 November). Fabian Whorms, President and CEO of Cayman Airways, who […]

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CAL still confident about 737 Max despite crash

CAL still confident about 737 Max despite crash

| 09/11/2018 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Officials at Cayman Airways Ltd (CAL) appear to remain confident in the decision to replace the national flag carrier’s aging fleet with the Boeing 737 Max 8, despite the recent crash in Indonesia of a relatively new plane and a safety alert from the manufacturer this week. CNS contacted CAL with questions about the pending […]

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