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Delta Airlines passenger shares photo of mother-daughter pilot team who flew him from LA to Atlanta - and the internet can't get enough of it

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United may 'fly the friendly skies', but Delta Airlines flies the family skies as one passenger discovered during a recent trip. Dr. John R. Watret was flying from Los Angeles to Atlanta on March 16 when he learned that the flight's pilots were actually a mother-daughter team, Captain Wendy Rexon and her daughter, First Officer Kelly Rexon. Watret, the chancellor of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus, stopped by the cockpit to snap a picture of the… (www.msn.com) More...

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India's Jet grounds seven more planes amid shutdown fears

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India's debt-laden Jet Airways has grounded seven more planes after failing to pay for its aircraft leases, heaping pressure on its founder as a ballooning crisis threatens its survival. The beleaguered airline, gasping under debts of more than $1 billion, had grounded six planes earlier this week, and is also facing the threat of strike action over salary payments. In a statement late Friday announcing the latest groundings, the airline said it was "making all efforts to minimise… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Capt Sullenberger criticizing Boeing and FAA

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Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger says the FAA’s handling of the deadly crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners in just five months has damaged the United States’ longstanding “credibility as leaders in aviation.” Sullenberger is a retired airline pilot who famously landed his US Airways jet — an Airbus 320 — in the icy Hudson River off Manhattan in January 2009, after hitting a flock of geese and losing power in both engines. All 155 people on board the plane survived. (www.newsandguts.com) More...

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NTSB: United Regional jet missed runway in Presque Isle

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The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn’t slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether. A preliminary report Thursday indicates the 50-seat Embraer 145 approached to the right of the runway on an aborted first landing attempt and then again when it touched down March 4 at Presque Isle International Airport. The document indicates it landed between the runway and taxiway. Photos suggest the jet plowed through the deep snow alongside the… (www.pressherald.com) More...

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Samoa Airways rules out leasing a new Boeing 737 max 9 aircraft

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Samoa's national carrier will not go ahead with the lease of a new Boeing 737 max 9 aircraft according to the prime minister. (www.radionz.co.nz) More...

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