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Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17

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The Dutch Safety Board concluded that the Boeing 777 was struck by a Russian-made Buk missile. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Lufthansa Group Joins Basic Economy Fare Trend

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Lufthansa Group network airlines will introduce an “Economy Light” fare on routes to North America for the summer 2018 season. The move follows an accelerating trend as more major airlines segment fares in the main cabin, offering a basic fare for cost-conscious consumers while hoping to upsell some passengers to a higher grade of ticket. (atwonline.com) More...

FlightAware privacy policy updated

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The privacy of our user’s data is important to FlightAware and FlightAware has taken many steps to protect that data. We updated our privacy policy to provide additional clarity about how we collect and use personal data as well as how users can manage that data. (flightaware.com) More...

Airbus Changes A350, A380 Loan Programs to Comply with WTO Rules

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Airbus and its four home countries—France, Germany, Spain and the UK—have made changes to reimbursable launch investment loans that they believe will bring the aid in compliance with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules (atwonline.com) More...

Livery Update: Air Canada Paints First Airbus A320 In New Livery (+Photos)

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The latest aircraft type in Air Canada’s fleet to receive the new black, white, and red livery, introduced in February 2017, is the Airbus A320. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Jabbrrbox: An airport lounge all to yourself

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These windowed booths can be rented to gain access to Wi-Fi, USB charging, mood lighting, flight trackers and audio speakers in a private space. (edition.cnn.com) More...

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary: "Airlines are going to topple due to high oil prices"

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On MAy 22, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told CNBC that he expects some of their European rivals to request payment deferral in the coming months. The high fuel costs mean that a number of airlines in the region would fail, according to the Irish executive (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Sun Country to Drop First Class in Seat Reconfiguration

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Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines will drop first class from its Boeing 737 cabins, as it proceeds with an earlier-announced seat densification under a new low-cost strategy. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Shoot-Down Russian Army Unit Identified

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The surface-to-air missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777, belonged to the Russian armed forces, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said May 24. (atwonline.com) More...

FAA paves the way for supersonic passenger planes

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Washington - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to regulate the noise emission of supersonic passenger aircraft, thereby promoting the market launch of new generation passenger planes. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

U.S. Open Skies Agreement with Brazil Finally Implemented

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After years of negotiations, on May 21 the exchange of diplomatic notes between the governments of Brazil and United States marked the final implementation of the Open Skies Agreement signed in March 2011. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

Airlines predict planes will be packed this summer

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Planes will be packed as Americans head out on summer vacations this year. Airlines for America, a trade group that represents most major U.S. carriers, forecast Wednesday that 246.1 million passengers — about 2.7 million a day — will fly on a U.S. airline between June 1 and Aug. 31. (nypost.com) More...

Aeromexico Blames Emirates in Withdrawal of Barcelona Plan

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Aeromexico says it will not begin its planned service to Barcelona, blaming approvals granted to Emirates to launch Mexico service via Barcelona for its decision to pull the route. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Bangkok Airways to Decide for its New Single-Aisle

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Bangkok - The low-cost airline operator Bangkok Airways is preparing to announce a tender for 20 single-aisle aircraft. Airbus, Boeing, and Bombardier are the named candidates. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

United Announces New Flight from Los Angeles to Vail

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United Airlines (UA) has anticipated the winter ski season by adding a new weekly nonstop service between its hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), the latter which serves the city of Eagle, Vail, and Beaver Creek. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Inside the Regionals: A Look Inside Mesa Airlines’ Headquarters and Training Center

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Regional airlines are the backbone of the current hub-and-spoke system employed by the world’s major airlines. For many pilots, their first foray into the airline world is through a regional airline. However, few people know what goes on behind-the-scenes of these airlines. Fortunately for us, Mesa Airlines was kind enough to give AirlineGeeks a look at their day-to-day operations. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

US Airlines’ 1Q Profits Down 27% As Expenses Outpace Revenues

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Pre-tax earnings for US airlines fell 27%—down approximately $700 million year-over-year—in the first quarter of 2018, as fuel, labor, airport and aircraft expenses outpaced revenues, according to an industry overview by Airlines for America (A4A) released May 23 (atwonline.com) More...

United Boeing 767 near Shannon on May 23rd 2018, cabin pressure problems

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A United Boeing 767-400, registration N69059 performing flight UA-17 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 216 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 110nm east of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported problems with the cabin pressure... (www.aeroinside.com) More...

A Rising Threat To Airline Industry Jobs

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The U.S. airline industry operates over 11 million flights per year and carries more than one-third of the world’s total air traffic. It’s an industry that drives economic activity and supports over 10 million jobs across the United States. (dailycaller.com) More...

Seattle Welcomes Aer Lingus: Inaugural Flight From Dublin

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Bagpipes roared across the ramp near gate A12 Friday evening as Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) welcomed its newest airline, Aer Lingus, for the first time. (airwaysmag.com) More...

AirAsia X to Grow Fleet, Network On 1Q Profit Boost

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AirAsia X reported a first-quarter group net profit of RM41.5 million ($10.4 million), up from a profit of RM10.3 million in the same period last year. (atwonline.com) More...

Jet Airways, India’s Second Largest Airline

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Jet Airways is India’s second-largest airline after IndiGo and India’s largest Full-Service carrier, transporting 4 million passengers more than AIr India during 2017. (leehamnews.com) More...

Delta Returns To India In 2019 With New Flights To Mumbai

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Delta Air Lines has announced the launch of a new nonstop flight between the US and Mumbai. According to the airline, the opening of this route follows agreements between the US and the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, “addressing the issue of government subsidies provided to state-owned carriers in those nations.” As the diplomatic spat between the US and the Arab countries has come to an end, Delta finds its way back past the Middle Eastern region to India. The airline had… (airwaysmag.com) More...

Pratt & Whitney To See Major Part of $15 Billion UTC Investment

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United Technologies plans to invest more than $15 billion in research and development and capital expenditures in the U.S. over the next five years, including a significant investment in Pratt & Whitney commercial engine programs, the company announced Wednesday. Through 2022 the company also expects to hire 35,000 people. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Comair Picks Lufthansa Technik for Boeing 737 MAX Support

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Lufthansa Technik has won a wide-ranging service agreement from South African carrier Comair for an on-order fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Allegiant Air, Flight Dispatchers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

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Las Vegas-based ultra-LCC Allegiant Air and its flight dispatchers, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), reached a tentative agreement May 22 on a five-year contract, the first ever for Allegiant’s 34 dispatchers. Negotiations for the contract began in 2017. (atwonline.com) More...

Europe prefers Airbus A320neo over Boeing 737MAX – especially LCCs

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In Europe, and globally, the A320neo family is more popular than the 737MAX. (centreforaviation.com) More...

PICTURES: Qatar Airways Returns to London Gatwick

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Qatar Airways has resumed serving London Gatwick from its Doha base, after quitting the route in 2011. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Mexico Suspends Damojh Airlines Operations Following Crash

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Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) has suspended the license of Damojh Airlines, the operator involved in the May 18 crash of a Boeing 737-200, the civil aviation authority said on Monday. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Volaris Launches San Jose-El Salvador-Washington Dulles Flights

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Ultra low-cost carrier Volaris Costa Rica started flying to Washington D.C. from San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) via San Salvador International Airport (SAL) since last week. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Qantas and Air France Re-Establish Codeshare Links

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Qantas and Air France have re-established a codeshare agreement that will offer connections between Australia and Paris Charles de Gaulle over Singapore and Hong Kong. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Boeing Marks 737 MAX Anniversary with 130-Strong Fleet

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Boeing has passed the one-year anniversary of the 737 Max with a staggeringly large in-service fleet that has fulfilled promises of improved fuel efficiency while battling normal teething problems. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Aer Lingus plane's wing hits concrete post after landing at SFO

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SAN FRANCISCO - A plane's wing hit a concrete post after landing at San Francisco International Airport at 3:15 on Wednesday afternoon. (www.ktvu.com) More...

TUI Executive to Take Command of Both Tour Operators and Airlines

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TUI is reorganising its executive team to bring its tour operators and airline businesses under the leadership of one person. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Thomas Cook to Replace Condor’s Aging Long-Haul Fleet

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European leisure group Thomas Cook will decide on the renewal of its long-haul fleet before the end of the year. According to Christoph Debus, head of the group’s airline division, replacing Condor’s aging fleet of 16 Boeing 767-300ERs is the top priority. He said both young used and new aircraft are being considered, but he declined to give further details. (atwonline.com) More...

Airlines are told to stay away from Syria by European air traffic control agency ahead of strike 'in the next 72 hours'

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Major airlines are re-routing flights after air traffic controllers warned rocket strikes could be fired into Syria 'in the next 72 hours'. Europe's main air traffic control agency, Eurocontrol, warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible action against (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

South African Express grounded over serious safety violations

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South African authorities have banned South African Express Airways from flying due to serious safety violations. The airline was operating regional flights for the country’s flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA). Its operating permits were suspended by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on Thursday‚ stating: “This effectively means that as of today, SA Express can no longer continue to operate as an airline“. (www.airlive.net) More...

SA Express had its operating licence suspended by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

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SACAA has suspended SA Express’s air operator’s certificate and grounded nine of the operator’s 21 aircraft. The decision means that the carrier may no longer operate with immediate effect. (ewn.co.za) More...

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