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Breathing Clean Air At 30,000 Feet On American Airlines, Thanks To HEPA Filters

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Breathing clean air at 30,000 feet on American Airlines, thanks to HEPA filters. American has been using these filters to purify the air on their entire mainline and most regional fleet since the late 1990s. The HEPA technology is also used help keep medical environments clear of bacteria and viruses while providing clean air. (news.flightag.com) More...

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Aeromexico becomes latest airline to file for bankruptcy

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Mexican airline Aeromexico said on Tuesday it had begun restructuring under Chapter 11 proceedings. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Inspector General report says Boeing shielded key 737 Max details from FAA

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Boeing shielded from federal regulators reviewing its 737 Max aircraft the extent and capability of the flawed computer system that ultimately brought down two jets, according to an inspector general report obtained by CNN. The report also faults the Federal Aviation Administration for poor communication and notes it handed over the vast majority -- 87% -- of certification responsibility to Boeing. (www.cnn.com) More...

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NBAA Cancels 2020 NBAA-BACE

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Washington, DC, July 1, 2020 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the cancellation of its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-8. The cancellation is based on clear guidance from public health officials at all levels of government addressing the unique, complex COVID-19 related challenges associated with large indoor venues. For example, the Florida Department of Health has recently… (nbaa.org) More...

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Shaw AFB officials: Pilot dead following F-16 aircraft crash on base

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Shaw Air Force Base has confirmed that the pilot of the U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon that crashed late Tuesday night has died. The aircraft was assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing. The incident occurred on the military base around 11:30 p.m. on June 30. Officials at Shaw AFB say that the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board when the crash happened. Shaw AFB emergency responders were on scene. Sumter County Fire and Rescue assisted with the crash. (www.wistv.com) More...

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First A330 MRTT Tanker Delivered to NATO

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Airbus delivers the first A330 MRTT tanker as its operational footprint grows. (www.airbus.com) More...

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PIA Banned From Operating Within European Union For Six Months

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines’ license for six months, preventing the airline from operating within European Union states for the rest of 2020. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Planespotter Paradise St. Maarten To Open Its Borders To Canadian and European Travelers On July 1, 2020

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Sint Maarten will open up its borders to parts of the wider world on July 1, 2020. Travelers from Canada and Europe will be allowed to enter once they meet the mandated requirements. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Major U.S. Airlines Announce Schedule Changes

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As COVID-19 flares up, passenger travel is on a steady incline and the airlines are trying to react safely while looking for lost revenue. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Breeze Airways Delays Launch

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The next airline has officially pushed start up plans to 2021 amid the pandemic. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Russia’s Aeroflot Secretly Carries Passenger Abroad Under Guise of Cargo

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Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, has been secretly operating exclusive luxury flights abroad for approximately a month despite Russian Government’s international travel ban (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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British Airways Takes Delivery Of Second Boeing 787-10

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British Airways - the airline’s second 787-10 is registered as G-ZBLB. (simpleflying.com) More...

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El Al Suspends Operations Indefinitely

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Israeli flag carrier El Al Israel Airlines (LY) has announced all flights and other operations have been suspended. The announcement comes in a turbulent time for the airline, with Q1 cash loss and workforce union disputes. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Embraer Delivers 1,600th E-Jet

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The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer celebrated the delivery of the 1,600th E-Jet today. The milestone aircraft is an E190-E2 headed to Swiss carrier Helvetic Airways (2L). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Melbourne Diverts International Flights Due to Spike Fears

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Victorian Premier has requested all flights to Melbourne be diverted for the next fortnight as the state battles to get to grips with an apparent second spike of coronavirus cases. (www.theage.com.au) More...

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United Airlines Adds 25,000 Flights in August

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United Airlines (UA) today announced it is tripling the size of its August schedule compared to its June 2020 schedule, adding nearly 25,000 domestic and international flights compared to July 2020, and plans to fly 40% of its overall schedule in August, as compared to August 2019. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Norwegian Air scraps $14.8b deal for Boeing's 737 Max, 787 aircraft

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Norwegian Air Shuttle has notified Boeing that it is terminating purchase agreements for all 97 of its remaining jets on order. The decision covers 92 of Boeing's 737 Max planes, five 787 Dreamliners and a related maintenance pact. Though Norwegian's financial troubles had cast doubt on its ability to take all the planes. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

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UAE considers return of Boeing 737 Max to airspace

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The UAE on Wednesday announced that it is currently considering the return of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the UAE's airspace. The UAE's civil aviation authority is working closely with the FAA, Boeing and UAE operators. (www.khaleejtimes.com) More...

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BOC Aviation To Cancel, Defer Boeing 737 MAX Orders

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Singapore-based BOC Aviation said today it had canceled orders for 30 Boeing 737 MAX, also deferring the delivery of an undisclosed number of the type. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airbus Delivers First A330 MRTT - Multi Role Tanker Transport

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Airbus delivered the first of eight Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft ordered by the NATO Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) after a ceremony held at the Airbus Getafe site in Spain. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

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Guyana international airports to remain closed until August 1

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The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday announced that the phased reopening of the country’s international airports will be delayed by one month due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. In a statement released by GCAA said that the decision to adjusted its Four Phase Reopening Plan was made after careful assessment of the current COVID-19 situation in Guyana and other international ports where flights to Guyana originates. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Norwegian Air Terminates the GoldCare Service Agreement

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Norwegian Air has terminated the GoldCare service agreement, Boeing’s largest-ever commercial services contract, related to the 787 and MAX aircraft. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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