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Boeing to cut more jobs as Airbus crosswinds grow stronger

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Boeing is cutting workers at its fastest clip in more than a decade. The aerospace giant shed more than 6000 staff during the first half of the year, some 4 per cent of its workforce, through a mix of attrition, buyouts and lay-offs, most of them at its big jetliner plants in Washington state. (www.theaustralian.com.au) More...

Qatar Airways is Selling Itself On Something That Most Airline Passengers Now Take for Granted: Safety

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It's one thing to be the 'World's Best Airline' but how about being the world's safest airline? Qatar Airways achieves perfect score in Operational Safety Audit by the International Air Travel Association (IATA). (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Has Norwegian Air Bitten Off More Than it Can Chew? Rumours the Airline Has Over Hired Cabin Crew on Faltering Results

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Poor financial results and rumours that Norwegian has over hired cabin crew have cast serious doubts on its ability to make low-cost long-haul air travel a success... (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Update in SpaceX’s fast rocket reusability efforts

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Elon Musk shared some more insight into SpaceX’s path to fast and full rocket reusability at the ISS R&D conference. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Etihad Airways One of 10 Bidding for Alitalia

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Etihad Airways, one of UAE's national carriers, which owns 49% of Italian airline, made a non-binding offer for total takeover, according to Italian media (www.arabianbusiness.com) More...

India's Jet Airways forces pay cut on junior pilots

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Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) has asked its junior pilots to decrease their work days and to take pay cuts of 30 – 50% or risk losing their jobs, reports The Economic Times of India, citing unnamed sources. The move is necessary, the airline says, to cut costs as it undergoes fleet and network rationalisation. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Incident: Norwegian B787 near Calgary on Jul 22nd 2017, engine shut down in flight due to oil leak

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A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-800, registration LN-LNB performing flight DY-7064 from Oakland,CA (USA) to Oslo (Norway), was enroute at FL370 about 80nm west of Calgary,AB (Canada) when the crew detected an engine (Trent 1000) oil leak and decided to return to Oakland (avherald.com) More...

Emirates highlights female role models in aviation with simulator challenge

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Championing the importance of women’s contributions to the growth and development of aviation, Emirates recently hosted Shaesta Waiz for a Boeing 777 simulator challenge in its home base of Dubai. Waiz is the founder and pilot of Dreams Soar (DSI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower young females to become the next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and aviation professionals, through a global outreach mission. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Cannot understand crewmember instructions: If you’re deaf, you shouldn’t sit in the exit row on a plane

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If you can’t see it, it is a woman signing her story about sitting in an exit row (seats picked out by her father). When the flight attendant came by and talked rather quickly about what being in the exit row entails, she asked him to slow down and repeat himself. The flight attendant then became concerned, consulted with a colleague, and asked her to move. The dad then stood up for her, saying she can hear, but she just needs you to slow down and speak clearly. The crux of the story is the… (www.airlineboarding.com) More...