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Brazil's Gol to buy 28 Boeing 737 MAX in fleet renewal

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Brazil's Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has signed an agreement to buy 28 Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft that will replace 23 of its 737-800 NGs through the end of 2022, the airline said in a securities filing on Tuesday. Gol said the new planes will reduce unit costs by 8% next year and are expected to generate about $200 million in cash equity gains. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Air Austral’s Airbus A220s Stop In Toulouse En Route To Reunion

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Two of three Airbus A220s bound for Air Austral have stopped off in Toulouse en-route to their new home in Réunion. The two aircraft are expected to be joined by the third and final aircraft shortly. The last aircraft is currently in the French capital city, Paris. (simpleflying.com) More...

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FAA demands that Boeing flight manuals give more detail on pilot emergency procedures

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Boeing, under intensifying regulatory scrutiny after the fatal MAX crashes, has been directed by the Federal Aviation Administration to rework its flight manuals for both the 777X and MAX 10 to include detailed emergency pilot procedures. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Boutique French airline ventures into air cargo

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La Compagnie operates a niche trans-Atlantic service and is now turning to cargo for extra revenue. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Lufthansa Withdraws Another Boeing 747-400 From Storage

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Lufthansa has today withdrawn another Boeing 747-400 from long-term storage in the Netherlands. The move comes ahead of the type’s expected reintroduction to service. Lufthansa has committed to bringing eight of its -400 jumbo jets back to the skies as it patiently waits for the Boeing 777X, with deliveries due to begin in 2023. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing's Starliner launch to International Space Station scrubbed due to glitch

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Crucial do-over launch postponed for 2nd time in a week (www.cbc.ca) More...

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JetBlue adding hundreds of jobs, staying put in NY

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After flirting with a move to sunny Florida, Jet Blue Airways will stay at their headquarters in New York — even expanding by adding hundreds of new jobs, The Post has learned. The Post exclusively reported in March that “New York’s hometown airline” was reviewing its option to relocate jobs ahead of the July 2023 expiration of its Long Island City lease — the location of its headquarters. (nypost.com) More...

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The shipping company DHL is the first customer for Eviation's electric cargo planes

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Logistics provider DHL Express is adding electric cargo planes to its fleet, becoming the first customer for Eviation, a Seattle-based electric aviation company. Why it matters: As delivery on demand explodes, shipping and logistics providers like DHL are under pressure to make every mode of their operations more sustainable — aircraft, trucks, last-mile delivery vans, and even their buildings. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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A Boeing 737’s unstabilized approach into Bhutan

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The cockpit video footage has emerged of a July 12, 2021, flight from Kolkata, India (CCU), to Paro, Bhutan (PBH). The flight was operated by Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines, with a Boeing 737-300 that had the registration code PK-YGW. The 23-year-old plane was in a cargo configuration, and allegedly carrying vaccines to Bhutan. (onemileatatime.com) More...

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Miami Wins Big In Frontier Airlines’ Next Round Of Expansion

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Frontier Airlines has announced another 15-route expansion. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines' flight woes enter fourth day as airline likens it to 'hurricane recovery'

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Spirit Airlines passengers face another day of cancellations on Wednesday, extending the airline's travel chaos into its fourth day. The Florida-based airline, famous for its yellow planes, cheap tickets and a pile of fees, has already canceled more than 300 Wednesday flights, according to flight tracker FlightAware Wednesday morning. That's 45% of its scheduled flights. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Man duct-taped to seat after allegedly groping flight attendants

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An “aggressive” passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight was duct-taped to his seat after allegedly groping two flight attendants and assaulting another, video shows. (nypost.com) More...

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Boeing’s crucial second Starliner flight test delayed again

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Boeing’s astronaut taxi is back in the spotlight this week as it prepares for its second test flight, and the stakes this time around are even higher for the aerospace giant and NASA. The Starliner capsule was scheduled to launch Tuesday at 1:20pm EDT (17:20 GMT) on a crucial demonstration mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS), following a three-day delay due to an anomaly on the space station. However, the launch attempt was delayed Tuesday morning after teams discovered an… (www.aljazeera.com) More...

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Tailwind Begins Flying Seaplanes Between New York And Boston

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The new solution to the horrors of commuting between Boston and New York has taken off today. Tailwind’s seaplane service, operating between Manhattan in New York and Fan Pier in Boston, will shave hours off the usual commute, delivering passengers between the cities in just 75 minutes. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines passengers reportedly stranded for over 30 hours with 'no sort of resolve'

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Spirit Airlines passengers were reportedly still stranded at multiple airports Monday night, forced to sleep in terminals for another night after weather and some "operational challenges" resulted in hundreds of delays and cancellations over the weekend. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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