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Delta sends a private plane after American Airlines cancels student group’s flight

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American Airlines cancels flight a student group had booked to continue their trip toWashington DC. Delta employees heard about the student’s predicament, contacted Delta Headquarters who sent a spare plane to pick up the group (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Boeing Opens Paris Air Show With 737 MAX Apology

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Boeing have opened the first day of the Paris Air Show by apologizing for the two crashes involving their 737 MAX aircraft. As Airbus celebrate the launch of their latest model, the A321XLR, the mood in the Boeing camp is far more somber as they reflect on the 737 MAX disasters and how that will affect them going forward. While plane makers usually use the global stage of the Paris Air Show to demonstrate their newest and best technology, Boeing are using it for something else. Still reeling… (simpleflying.com) More...

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United 757-200 suffers significant fuselage damage after hard landing in Newark

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A United Airlines 757-200 performing flight UA627 from Denver (DEN) to Newark (EWR) suffered a hard landing, resulting in the aircraft partially skidding off the runway. The fuselage just above the nose gear also suffered significant damage during the ordeal. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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FAA says has no timetable for Boeing 737 MAX's return to service

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The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it does not have a specific timetable on when Boeing Co’s troubled 737 MAX jet would return to service after two fatal crashes (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus Family Video

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Celebrating 50 years since its creation, Airbus conducted a formation flight that included representatives from each of its in-production commercial jetliner families – the A220, A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 – along with the company’s BelugaXL airlifter. (www.youtube.com) More...

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PAS19: Airbus Owns Day One, Boeing Hides Under Its Shadow

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Day one at Le Bourget came to an end with a much-predicted sales performance by Airbus and a very slow and depressing act by Boeing. Here’s a quick recap of today’s Paris Air Show 2019: (airwaysmag.com) More...

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CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

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And yet people here will continue to insist the problem is with the pilots, airlines, and maintenance, ANYTHING but Boeing. (www.apnews.com) More...

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Carry-on bag ignites at West Virginia airport

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Agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at a West Virginia airport were in for a shock Wednesday when a carry-on bag ignited as it passed through a security checkpoint. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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MEA to become one of the launch customers of Airbus A321XLR

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Middle East Airlines would become one of the early customers of the Airbus's new extra-long-range A321XLR, says Mohamad El Hout, the chairman of the Lebanese carrier. The European aircraft manufacturer has already started recording orders for its longer range single-aisle A321XLR. According to the sources who are close to the matter, Airbus will officially announce the A321XLR program with at least 200 orders at the Paris Air Show this week. MEA plans to convert four A321neo to the A321XLR… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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British Airways 787 Grounding Continues As Air Belgium Lease Extended

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British Airways has extended their lease of an Air Belgium A340 amid 787 groundings. Air Belgium’s A340 previously flew multiple routes on behalf of British Airways amid these groundings. Now, the aircraft will fly for a little longer to North Africa.British Airways used an Air Belgium A340 on routes from London to Toronto and Newark. Originally, the A340 was supposed to remain in operation until only mid-August. However, in a recent schedule update reported by Routes Online, the Airbus A340… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing reports no orders for second straight month

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Boeing reported no new commercial aircraft orders in May. It was the second straight month that Boeing's orders were at a standstill in the face of the 737 Max crisis. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Airbus plans to replace A320neo with a hybrid jet

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Airbus plans to replace its best selling single-aisle jet with a hybrid-electric aircraft in the future. The manufacturer aims to offer the world’s first hybrid jet to the market in 15 years. The European aircraft manufacturer thinks the planes powered by its new propulsion technology will be available around 2035. According to sources who know about the matter, Airbus would first produce a smaller aircraft and bring it to the same size as the A321neo overtime. Airbus says the market should be… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Uncertainty Looms Over Boeing and Airbus Ahead of Paris Air Show

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Over the past decade, global airlines have committed to a lot of airplanes. Perhaps too many. Is it possible the bubble might burst soon? Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week’s Paris Air Show. That show and its alternating-years companion, the Farnborough International Airshow near London, are usually upbeat celebrations of the latest and greatest in aviation technology. In recent boom years, they… (skift.com) More...

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Dutch investigators name 4 suspects in #MH17 shootdown

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Dutch investigators have named four people they say are responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in 2014. Three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with bringing a missile into the area in eastern Ukraine and with murdering 298 passengers and crew. International arrest warrants have been issued for the four men. Flight MH17, A Boeing 777-200, was shot down by Pro-Russian Rebel forces over the Donetsk region of Ukraine. It was fired… (www.airlive.net) More...

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Dlaczego Nie Polska? Why Do No U.S. Carriers Fly to Poland?

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In Ask the Pilot: Dlaczego Nie Polska? Why Do No U.S. Carriers Fly to Poland? Mysteries of air travel volume XXVII. (www.askthepilot.com) More...

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What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

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Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say. Squawk poster note (frank1711) I know there have been many articles & posts about MH370 but this Atlantic article covers it all & covers the problems with the Malaysian government. (www.theatlantic.com) More...

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Qantas adds Airbus A321XLR to its fleet

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Qantas has joined the roster of airlines signing up as launch customers for the extended-range Airbus A321XLR. The airline has inked a deal for up to 36 of the A321XLR jets, due for delivery from mid-2024, by trading up from 26 of its previous orders for the less long-legged A321neo and adding ten more aircaft to the shopping list. Although the order was placed by the Qantas Group, which encompasses current A321 stalwart Jetstar, group CEO Alan Joyce has left the door open to the A321XLRs… (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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Norwegian suspends some transatlantic flights due to 737 Max

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Dublin, Ireland - The low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has suspended all flights from Cork and Shannon Airports to the United States due to the prolonged grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets. Norwegian has confirmed the suspension to the local news portal independent.ie for the rest of the summer season. All transatlantic flights of the long-haul low-cost departing from Cork and Shannon airports will be halted. "Due to the continued grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX by the European aviation… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airbus Wins Major 100 Plane Order Over Boeing

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Airbus SE won its first order for a new longer range model, the A321XLR, and pressed its advantage over rival Boeing Co., which is still trying to get its most-popular narrow-body back into the skies after two fatal crashes. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Boeing Tankers Still Have Debris; Fix is ‘Months, Maybe Longer’ Away

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LE BOURGET, France — Boeing executives didn’t want the international debut of their KC-46 Pegasus to take place amid questions about why the U.S. Air Force is still finding debris inside the new aerial tankers. (www.govexec.com) More...

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Boeing mulls dropping 'Max' from name of embattled 737 jet

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Two months ago, US President Donald Trump tweeted that the company "should re-brand the plane with a new name" (www.arabianbusiness.com) More...

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AP Interview: Airbus is ready for pilotless jets - are you?

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The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Christian Scherer also said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday that Airbus hopes to be selling hybrid or electric passenger jets by around 2035. (www.apnews.com) More...

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PAS19: American Airlines Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs

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American Airlines has found the replacement for its Boeing 757-200 fleet. Today, the airline placed an order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. The agreement between the Dallas/Ft. Worth-based carrier and Airbus states that 30 of these A321XLR aircraft are from slots originally assigned to AA’s previous A321neo order. The remaining 20 planes will be firm commitments. With this order registered into Airbus’ backlog, American Airlines has 115 Airbus A321neos and A321XLRs on order—more than enough to… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Southwest union asks its members not to fly American Airlines because of judge's restraining order

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A union representing thousands of workers at Southwest and Alaska airlines is asking its members not to fly American Airlines because of a court fight involving the world's largest carrier and its mechanics. "If you care about your families' safety, do not put them on an American Airlines flight until this injunction is vacated," Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association's national director Bret Oestreich said in a statement over the weekend. A federal judge issued a… (www.dallasnews.com) More...

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Man charged with felony assault for using airplane as a weapon

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A 56-year-old Jefferson County man, reportedly drunk, was charged Thursday with felony assault after he allegedly drove a small airplane at people near a private airport in Silverdale. (www.kitsapsun.com) More...

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Pres. Trump unveils new Air Force One livery

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US President Donald Trump has revealed the renderings of the redesign of the presidential aircraft fleet, known as Air Force One. The new design, which Mr Trump showed in an ABC interview, trades in the iconic baby blue and white exterior for more patriotic colours. “There’s your new Air Force One,” he said, holding up the drawings of the red, white and blue planes. The revamp would be the first since President John F Kennedy was in office. (www.airlive.net) More...

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GECAS close to ordering Airbus A321XLR: sources

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Leasing giant GECAS is in talks to place an order for the newly launched Airbus A321XLR, industry sources said. An order from the aviation leasing unit of General Electric for the latest extended-range version of the A321neo could come at the Paris Airshow, they said. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Cebu to buy over two dozen Airbus jets: sources

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Airbus is set to win a deal to sell jets worth around $4.5 billion at list price to Philippines airline Cebu Air after a face-off with rival Boeing, industry sources said. The deal involves 16 A330neo wide-body jets and around 10 of the newly launched A321XLR extended-range narrow-body aircraft, the sources said, asking not to be identified. Together with other aircraft and options the deal could involve as many as 40 aircraft, one of the sources added. Airbus declined comment. Cebu officials… (www.reuters.com) More...

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PAS19: Day Two Recap - Le Bourget Caught Cold By Massive 737 MAX Order, Airbus Fights On

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Day two of the 53rd International Paris Air Show kicked off in a very busy, tense, and competitive fashion for both Airbus and Boeing. Today, however, things shifted in a very surprising manner. Here’s what Day Two of the Paris Air Show brought to the table. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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At the Crossroads of the World: Cabo Verde Airlines Aims to Turn Cape Verde into Intercontinental Hub

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Cabo Verde Airlines aims to turn its main hub into an interncontinetal hub similar to Iceland's Keflavik Airport. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Analysis: What To Expect Of Next Week's Paris Air Show

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The 53rd International Paris Air Show (#PAS19) in Le Bourget is set to launch on Monday, June 17, 2019. Known to be the world's largest air show exhibition, this year's event is expected to bring orders, announcements, and heated press conferences. This year, the available aircraft on display will be drastically diminished, as American manufacturers Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer will be bringing only a fraction of the planes they usually put on display. Adding to the malaise is a… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing delayed fix of defective 737 MAX warning light for three years

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Boeing Co learned that a cockpit warning light on its 737 MAX jetliner was defective in 2017 but decided to defer fixing it until 2020, U.S. lawmakers said on Friday. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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FAA found "pilot-induced error" as the main factor in emergency landing involving Post Malone

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The Federal Aviation Authority found "pilot-induced error" was listed as the primary factor in the tire blow outs that prompted rapper Post Malone's chartered jet to make an emergency landing last year. Investigators further found "the flight crew did not comply with the manufacturer's procedures for wheel brake cooling times after an overweight landing." (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Spirit's new strategy: Be a less terrible airline

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When low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines begins new service from Hollywood Burbank Airport to Las Vegas later this month, passengers may be surprised to find the carrier do something it hasn't been known for: Arrive on time. And when the Florida-based carrier lands in Sin City, the chances that Spirit fliers will file a complaint about the service will be much lower than in the past. The carrier that shook the airline industry a dozen years ago with its ultra low-cost fares and high fees has… (www.msn.com) More...

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'Sully' Sullenberger says he struggled to recover Boeing 737 MAX in flight simulation

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Washington (CNN)The pilot who orchestrated the dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River 10 years ago told a congressional panel Wednesday that he can "see how crews could have run out of time" during the recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes after he struggled to recover the plane in a simulator running recreations of the doomed flights. "I recently experienced all these warnings in a 737 MAX flight simulator during recreations of the accident flights. Even knowing what was going to… (www.cnn.com) More...

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Will Boeing End Up Making A 777-10X?

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As Boeing inches towards the first flight of the Boeing 777X later this month, more leaks and sneak previews are making their way to the media. But one special version of the 777X, the 777-10X has not been heard of in some time. Will Boeing end up building the 777-10X? Or is it just a pipe dream with no real-world application? What is the Boeing 777-10X? The Boeing 777-10X is a further stretch of the 777X series that will include four more rows than the smaller -9 (and be 3.5 meters longer).… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic to add 14 Airbus A330-900

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Virgin Atlantic adds 14 Airbus Airbus A330-900s to its fleet. The British carrier ordered eight of them directly from Airbus. The remaining six A330-900 will be delivered by the American lease company, ALC. The A330-900s will be delivered between 2021 and 2024. Virgin did not reveal the cabin configuration that the aircraft will receive. The Airbus A330-900s of the Virgin Atlantic are intended to replace older generation A330s in its fleet. The British airline is in the process of a… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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New Busan-Helsinki Route Irks Korean Carriers

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Finnair will start direct flights between Busan and Helsinki next year as a result of President Moon Jae-in's summit with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö on Monday, but although Korean carriers are sore, they are refusing to compete. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced the same day that Finnair will operate Busan-Helsinki route three times a week from March 30, 2020, the first direct flight to Europe from Busan's Gimhae International Airport. That is bad… (english.chosun.com) More...

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The world's largest airplane is up for sale for $400 million

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Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane that flew only once, is up for sale. Holding company Vulcan is seeking to sell Stratolaunch at $400 million, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. Vulcan is the investment conglomerate of the late billionaire Paul Allen. A Microsoft co-founder, Allen passed away last October following complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Vulcan and Stratolaunch did not respond to multiple CNBC requests for comment. The hefty price tag includes… (www.msn.com) More...

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Azul Brazilian Airlines Launches A330neo Operations

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Azul becomes the first South American airline to operate the Airbus A330-900neo in revenue service. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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IAG Signs Letter of Intent for 200 Boeing 737 MAX 8 & 737 MAX 10

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International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 B737 aircraft to join its fleet. The LOI is subject to formal agreement. (www.sharesmagazine.co.uk) More...

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United Airlines turns to NASCAR pit crews for quicker turnover

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United Airlines is turning to NASCAR pit crews to learn their secrets of quick ramp turnarounds. (abcnews.go.com) More...

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Finnair Celebrates 50 Years of Service to New York

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Finnair first started flying to New York in 1969 at the height of the jet age. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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FlightAware Launches Entry into Service Program, Announces Textron Aviation as First Participant

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FlightAware announced today that they will provide a premium version of their professional, private flight tracking service, called FlightAware Global, to owners and operators of new or pre-owned business jets manufactured by select partners. FlightAware Global offers worldwide flight tracking that fuses thousands of data sources and makes them available to unlimited users via web or mobile. To launch the program, FlightAware has reached an agreement with Textron Aviation Inc. to be the first… (flightaware.com) More...

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Jetlines is granted slots at Vancouver International Airport

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Canada Jetlines Ltd. (Jetlines) is pleased to announce that it has been granted slots at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to operate its first Winter Schedule. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Mitsubishi Aircraft to work on a 70-seat variant of its regional jet

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Paris, France - Mitsubishi Aircraft is planning to offer a 70-seat variant (M100) of its re-branded SpaceJet (formerly MRJ) to the market in 2023. The new, redesigned version of the Mitsubishi aircraft's long-delayed regional jet will have 65 to 88 seats, compared with the previously planned 90-seat version. With this smaller new design, the Japanese aircraft manufacturer targets the U.S. regional aircraft market which is dominated by the Embraer's 70-seat E175 jet. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777-9X Appears on Boeing Test Flight Line at Paine Field

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The first Boeing 777-9X destined for Lufthansa has appeared at Paine Field. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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UAL 378 in Omaha with a fuel leak...

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UAL 378, operating LAX-EWR, diverted to OMA with a fuel leak. Appears to be N58101, a 752. Plane landed safely 21:19 CDT but can't get the fuel to stop leaking from the left side. They shut off both engines and the APU with no effect. Captain is opening the doors because the fumes are very strong throughout the plane. Indication is that they are going to bus people to the terminal. UAL Omaha ops has already closed for the evening. (www.liveatc.net) More...

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Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds 34 planes in its fleet

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Southwest Airlines had to abruptly ground 34 Boeing 737-700 aircraft on Thanksgiving Eve when the low-fare behemoth discovered that the maintenance paperwork related to the grounded planes was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety directives. Per an FAA mandate, Southwest was required to do immediate detailed visual inspections of the 34 grounded aircraft. A Southwest spokesperson said the carrier voluntarily followed the FAA mandate. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Oman Air threatens Boeing with starting talks with Airbus for a new aircraft deal

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Oman Air threatens Boeing with starting talks with Airbus if the American aircraft manufacturer doesn't come up with a satisfactory recovery plan before the Paris Air Show which will be held on 21-23 June. Oman Air currently has five 737 MAX 8 in its fleet and further 25 copies are on order with Boeing. Like all Boeing 737 MAXs around the world, Oman Air's 737 MAX 8s have been grounded since March 10. Oman Air complains about the revenue losses and decreasing market share, especially… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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